The ancestral home of the Broenenmayr family is Bavaria
. Broenenmayr is a local
name for a person who lived in Bavaria. The name Broenenmayr is a compound name, composed of the elements Brunner
, which each have different origins. The portion Brunn is a baptismal name meaning "the descendant of Brune". Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old German word brunno
, which means natural spring or well. Broenenmayr was also a local name and was given to a person who lived near a spring or well.
Early Origins of the Broenenmayr family
The surname Broenenmayr was first found in Bavaria
, where the name Brunnenmayr made a great early contribution to the feudal
society of early Europe. The name Brunnenmayr became prominent in local
affairs and branched into many houses where family members continued to play important roles 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.
Early History of the Broenenmayr family
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Broenenmayr 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 Broenenmayr include Brunnenmayr, Brunenmayr, Brunnenmayer, Brunenmayer, Brunnenmeyer, Brunenmeyer, Bruennenmayr, Bruenenmayr, Bruennenmayer, Bruenenmayer, Bruennenmeyer, Bruenenmeyer, Bronnenmayr, Bronenmayr, Bronnenmayer, Bonenmayer, Bronnenmeyer, Bronenmeyer, Broennenmayr, Broenenmayr, Broennenmayer, Broenenmayer, Broennenmeyer and many more.
Early Notables of the Broenenmayr family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Broenenmayr family to the New World and Oceana
Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant
farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Broenenmayr or a variant listed above: Adam Brunnenmeyer, who came to Illinois in 1860.