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The German state of Bavaria is the ancestral home of the Brockmeier family. Brockmeier is a local name. Brockmeier is a name for someone who lived near a bridge. The family name Brockmeier is a compound name that was originally derived from the German words brücke, which in turn was originally derived from the Old German word brugga, which means bridge and the medieval office title of maior. However, in the Low German regions, the name Brockmeier stems from the Low German word brauk which means swamp. Alternatively, in the eastern parts of Germany, the surname Brockmeier originated as a nickname type of surname derived from the Wendish (Slavic) word bruk, which means beetle or bug.

Brockmeier Early Origins



The surname Brockmeier was first found in Bavaria, where the name Bruckmayr made an important contribution to the feudal society of early Europe. The name Bruckmayr was prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses, where members continued to play an important role in the savage tribal and national conflicts which resulted as each group sought to maximize its power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.

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Brockmeier Spelling Variations


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Brockmeier 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 Brockmeier include Bruckmayr, Bruchmayr, Brukmayr, Bruckmayer, Bruchmayer, Brukmayer, Bruckmeyer, Bruchmeyer, Brukmeyer, Brueckmayr, Bruechmayr, Bruekmayr, Brueckmayer, Bruechmayer, Bruekmayer, Brueckmeyer, Bruechmeyer, Bruekmeyer, Brockmayr, Brochmayr, Brokmayr, Brockmayer, Brochmayer, Brokmayer, Brockmeyer, Brochmeyer, Brokmeyer, Broekmayr, Broechmayr, Broekmayr, Broeckmayer, Broechmayer, Broekmayer, Broeckmeyer, Broechmeyer, Broekmeyer and many more.

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Brockmeier Early History


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Brockmeier Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brockmeier research. Another 166 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1819 is included under the topic Early Brockmeier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brockmeier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brockmeier Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brockmeier 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 Brockmeiers to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Brockmeier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Marianne Brockmeier, who arrived in America in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Bernhard Brockmeier, aged 25, who landed in Missouri in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Hermann Brockmeier, aged 26, who landed in Missouri in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Aug Heinr Brockmeier, who landed in America in 1848 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Fredrick Brockmeier who arrived in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brockmeier Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George Brockmeier, who landed in America, in 1911
  • Gottlieb Brockmeier, aged 27, who emigrated to America from Dorstfeld, Germany, in 1911
  • Anton Brockmeier, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Lippspringe, Germany, in 1911
  • Josefine Brockmeier, aged 21, who landed in America from Heirsheim, Germany, in 1913
  • Rudolf Brockmeier, aged 22, who landed in America from Steinheim, Germany, in 1923
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brockmeier (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brockmeier (post 1700)



  • Kevin Brockmeier (b. 1974), American writer of fantasy fiction

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Brockmeier Family Crest Products


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Citations


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  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)

Other References

  1. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  2. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  3. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  4. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  8. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  9. 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).
  10. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
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The Brockmeier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brockmeier 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.

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