The ancient roots of the Breutscher family are found in the German state of Bavaria
. Breutscher was a local
name, for someone who lived near the ford of a river. The name Breutscher is derived from the Lower German word brôk,
which means water meadow
and refers to a person who lived by or near a watery or marshy land. The name Breutscher is also associated with the region known as Brutsche, which is situated near the town of Marienwerder in the northeastern German province of Prussia
and many of those who are named Breutscher were born in this region. The name Breutscher can also be of nickname
origin, derived from the German word bruoch
which means short pants.
Early Origins of the Breutscher family
The surname Breutscher was first found in Bavaria
, where the name Brutscher emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.
Early History of the Breutscher family
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Breutscher Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia
. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations
of Breutscher include Brutscher, Brutsher, Breutscher, Breutsher, Brutescher, Brutesher, Bruttscher, Bruttsher, Brutsch, Brutsche, Brueschke and many more.
Early Notables of the Breutscher family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Breutscher family to the New World and Oceana
German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant
farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Breutscher surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Joseph Breusch, his wife Anna Barbara Kurz and their six children, all of whom arrived in Pennsylvania in 1764; A. Brutsche who was recorded as having arrived in Iowa in 1856.