The German state of Bavaria
is the ancestral home of the Broenenmeyer family. Broenenmeyer is a local
name. Broenenmeyer is a name for someone who lived in Bavaria
. The name Broenenmeyer 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. Broenenmeyer was also a local name and was given to a person who lived near a spring or well.
Early Origins of the Broenenmeyer family
The surname Broenenmeyer 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 Broenenmeyer family
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Broenenmeyer 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 Broenenmeyer 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 Broenenmeyer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Broenenmeyer family to the New World and Oceana
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 Broenenmeyers to arrive in North America, and among them were: Adam Brunnenmeyer, who came to Illinois in 1860.