Bressler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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It was in the ancient duchy of Saxony, a land with a long and glorious history, that the noble surname Bressler first appeared. After the fall of the Roman Empire in the 5th century, the Saxons inhabited the territories in north central Germany. However, in the 8th century, the pagan Saxons were conquered by the Carolingian Emperor Charlemagne. Charlemagne, who wanted to protect the Rhineland and convert new souls to Christianity, repeatedly invaded the Saxon lands and baptized the Saxons by force. The Saxons resisted his campaigns for 32 years, but in 782, Charlemagne ordered the execution of nearly 5,000 Saxons in a single day. Saxony submitted to Charlemagne's army and the missionaries that followed. By the 9th century, Frankish control of Saxony was established and the Saxons were gradually converted to Christianity. By the end of the 10th century, the Saxons governed one of the most powerful duchies in Germany. The name Bressler was first found in Saxony. The name derives from the designation "Breslauer," which describes a person from the city of Breslau (now Wroclaw, Poland), the former capital of Lower Silesia.
Early Origins of the Bressler family
The surname Bressler was first found in Saxony, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic, and political affairs. The name derives from the designation "Breslauer," which describes a person from the city of Breslau (now Wroclaw, Poland,) the former capital of Lower Silesia. The progenitor of the oldest line is taken to be Johann Bressler, who in 1395 was Secretary of State to Kaiser Wenzel. His son, Bernhard, acquired estates at Pirschen in the region of Neumark in Silesia. Berhard's great-grandson, Johann Bressler, brought one branch of the family to Strasbourg where descendents are still found today.
Important Dates for the Bressler family
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Bressler Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bressler, Bresler, Bressler, Breslau, Breslauer, Breslow (common to North America), Bressel and many more.
Early Notables of the Bressler family (pre 1700)
Notables of the period with the surname Bressler were Christoph von Bressler, who as a Buergermeister in Neumark was ennobled in 1703 at the hands of Kaiser Rudolph II. His brother, Joachim von Bressler...
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Bressler migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Typical Bressler Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Bressler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Andreas Bressler, aged 9, who arrived in New York in 1710 
- Anna Eliz Bressler, aged 14, who landed in New York in 1710 
- Anna Gertrude Bressler, aged 12, who arrived in New York in 1710 
- Anthony Bressler, aged 5, who landed in New York in 1710 
- Christina Bressler, aged 36, who landed in New York in 1710 
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Bressler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- A. Bressler, who settled in New Orleans in 1820
- Friedrick Bressler, aged 22, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 
- George Bressler, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1848 
- Charles E Bressler, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1855 
Contemporary Notables of the name Bressler (post 1700)
- Raymond Bloom "Rube" Bressler (1894-1966), American Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher for the Philadelphia Athletics from 1914 to 1916
- Charles Bressler (1926-1996), American tenor
- F. F. Bressler, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1896 
- Estelle M. Bressler, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1988 (alternate), 1996 
- C. H. Bressler, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1856 
- Steven L Bressler, Professor of Psychology at Florida Atlantic University
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