Brodsky History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the ancestors of the Brodsky family name. The Brodsky surname is derived from the German word "brot," which means "bread," and was originally an occupational name for a person who baked or sold bread. As a surname it was often combined with suffixes such as "mann." Brotbacher means a baker of bread.

Early Origins of the Brodsky family

The surname Brodsky was first found in Bavaria, where this family name was associated with significant developments in the district from ancient times.

Early History of the Brodsky family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brodsky research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 179 and 1790 are included under the topic Early Brodsky History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brodsky Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Brot, Brote, Brott, Brotte, Braut, Braute, Brautt, Brautte, Brotts, Brotz, Brots, Brodt, Brot, von Brodt and many more.

Early Notables of the Brodsky family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Brodsky Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Brodsky family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Brotts who arrived in Virginia in 1665; J. Brott who settled in San Francisco in 1850; Peter Brotz who arrived in America with his family in 1852.


Contemporary Notables of the name Brodsky (post 1700) +

  • Rubin Brodsky, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1948; Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 38th District, 1954 [1]
  • Richard Louis Brodsky (b. 1946), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly 86th District, 1983-; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984, 2000 [1]
  • Louis B. Brodsky, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 17th District, 1930 [1]
  • John E. Brodsky, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 8th District, 1880-82, 1891; Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 7th District, 1882 [1]
  • Carl Brodsky, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly, 1931, 1933, 1934; Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 23rd District, 1932 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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