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The German state of Bavaria is the ancestral home of the Breutsher family. Breutsher is a local name, first used as a surname for someone who lived near the ford of a river. The name Breutsher is derived from the Lower German word brôk, which means water meadow or marsh, and refers to a person who lived by or near a watery or marshy land. The name Breutsher 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 Breutsher were born in this region. The name Breutsher can also be of nickname origin, derived from the German word bruoch which means short pants.

Breutsher Early Origins



The surname Breutsher 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.

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Breutsher Spelling Variations


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Breutsher 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 Breutsher include Brutscher, Brutsher, Breutscher, Breutsher, Brutescher, Brutesher, Bruttscher, Bruttsher, Brutsch, Brutsche, Brueschke and many more.

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Breutsher Early History


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Breutsher Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Breutsher research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 175 and 1757 are included under the topic Early Breutsher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Breutsher Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Breutsher Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Breutsher 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



European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Breutshers to arrive in North America, and among them were: 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.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    7. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    10. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
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    The Breutsher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Breutsher 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 July 2012 at 09:19.

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