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Multiple Origins for the Surname Breuer


German


The German region of the Rhineland is the ancestral home of the Breuer family. In early times, people used only one name, but later, as the population of Europe swelled and travel became easier, they began to encounter others who shared their name. To avoid this confusion hereditary surnames were adopted. The most commonly found surnames in the Rhineland are those derived from occupations. Breuer was a name for a person who made and sold ale or beer.

Breuer Early Origins



The surname Breuer was first found in the Rhineland and Baden, where the name could be considered to make a great early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of early development of Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.

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Breuer Spelling Variations


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Breuer Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Breuer include Brauer, Braur, Brauere, Braure, Brauerre, Braeuer ( Silesia and Hessen), Brauers (Rhineland), Breuer, Braeuers, Braeur, Braeurer, Breyer, Breier, Brower (East Friesland), Browers and many more.

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Breuer Early History


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Breuer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Breuer research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1726, 1829, 1842, and 1895 are included under the topic Early Breuer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Breuer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Breuer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Breuer 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



The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from the Rhineland who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. Many of those who left the Rhineland to seek their fortunes in the prosperous and free New World settled in the major urban centers of the United States and Canada. In the United States, the settlers from the Rhineland passed through immigration centers like that of Ellis Island, most of them moving on to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, and New York. In Canada, the majority of Rhinelanders settled in Ontario and the prairie provinces. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many important settlers to North America bearing the name Breuer, or one of its variants above:

Breuer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Breuer arrived in Philadelphia in 1767

Breuer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wilhelm Heinrich Breuer and Gustav Breier both settled in Texas in 1845
  • Elis Breuer, who arrived in America in 1845
  • Michael Breuer, who arrived in Brazil in 1845
  • Joh Herm Breuer, who arrived in America in 1846
  • Mathilde Breuer, who landed in Buffalo, NY in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Breuer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Elisabeth Breuer, aged 18, landed in New York, NY in 1927

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Contemporary Notables of the name Breuer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Breuer (post 1700)



  • Louis Henry Breuer (1879-1964), American Republican politician, Member of Missouri Republican State Committee, 1908-12, 1918-22; Mayor of Rolla, Missouri, 1914-17
  • Lee F. Breuer, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland 5th District, 1990
  • Carl Breuer, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in La Paz, 1938; La Guaira, 1943
  • A. Breuer, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Las Vegas, Nevada, 2011
  • Jim Breuer (b. 1967), American comedic actor
  • Marcel Lajos Breuer (1902-1981), American architect and designer
  • Rolf E Breuer (b. 1937), German Banker
  • Josef Breuer, Austrian physician, whose works lay the foundation of psychoanalysis

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    9. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    10. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    11. ...

    The Breuer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Breuer 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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