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Brentano Early Origins



The surname Brentano was first found in Austria, where the name became noted for its many branches, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the family became a power unto themselves and was elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family. The name is actually Italian in origin, and comes from the river Brenta in northern Italy; bearers of the Brentano name moved northwards to Austria and Bavaria in the 18th century.

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Brentano Spelling Variations


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Brentano Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Brentano, Brenntano, Brentanno, Brehntano and others.

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Brentano Early History


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Brentano Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brentano research. Another 243 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1857, 1790, 1778 and 1842 are included under the topic Early Brentano History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brentano Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brentano Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brentano Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brentano Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christ Brentano, aged 33, landed in New York in 1854
  • Ferdinand Brentano, who came to Philadelphia in 1856
  • Mrs Arthur Brentano, aged 23, who emigrated to America, in 1895
  • Arthur Brentano, aged 36, who settled in America, in 1895
  • Ramence Brentano, aged 4, who landed in America, in 1895

Brentano Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Jennie Brentano, aged 39, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Presa Brentano, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Florence Brentano, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Ork Brentano, aged 57, who landed in America, in 1914
  • Charles Brentano, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brentano (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brentano (post 1700)



  • Theodore Brentano (1854-1940), American Republican politician, Superior Court Judge in Illinois, 1890-1921; U.S. Minister to Hungary, 1922-27; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1932
  • Lorenzo Brentano (1813-1891), American Republican politician, Member of Illinois State House of Representatives 61st District, 1863-65; Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1868; U.S. Consul in Dresden, 1872-76
  • Lorenzo Brentano (1813-1891), U.S. Representative from Illinois
  • Ludwig Brentano (1844-1931), German economist and pacifist concerned with trade unions, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1927
  • Franz Clemens Brentano (1838-1917), German philosopher
  • Klemens Brentano, German poet and novelist
  • Christian Brentano (1784-1851), German writer

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: In fortitudine prudentia
Motto Translation: The strength of wisdom


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    10. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
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    The Brentano Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brentano Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 25 November 2015 at 10:08.

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