Brockmann History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Brockmann family

The surname Brockmann was first found in Hessen, 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. Translated literally, the name means "bridge-man," and referred to the occupation of taking toll at bridges. The name was found most frequently in Frankfurt in the 12th and 13th centuries.

Important Dates for the Brockmann family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brockmann research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1818, 1819, 1480, 1521, 1473, 1583, 1654 and 1819 are included under the topic Early Brockmann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brockmann Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bruckmann, Bruckman, Bruchmann, Bruchman, Brukmann, Brueckmann, Brueckman, Bruechmann, Bruekmann, Bruegmann (northern Germany), Brueggemann (Westphalia), Bruckmayr (Bavaria), Bruckmayer (Bavaria) and many more.

Early Notables of the Brockmann family (pre 1700)

Prominent figures of the time who bore the name Brockmann were Hans Brüggemann (ca. 1480-c. 1521), a German artist, best known for his large carved altarpiece in Schleswig Cathedral; John Brugman, O.F.M., (died 1473) a 15th-century Franciscan friar...
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Brockmann migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brockmann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Caspar Heinr Brockmann, who arrived in America in 1832 [1]
  • Elisabeth Brockmann, who settled in America in 1837
  • Joseph Brockmann, aged 27, who landed in Missouri in 1840 [1]
  • Heinr Rudolph Brockmann, who arrived in America in 1845 [1]
  • Bernh Brockmann, who landed in America in 1845 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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