The German state of Bavaria
is the ancestral home of the Broetsorge family. Broetsorge is a local
name, first used as a surname for someone who lived in Rothenburg. The Broetsorge family emerged in this area as an aristocratic gentry family and played an instrumental role in the social, economic and political development of the region. In addition, the family acquired a prestigious reputation and elevated its social status by acquiring lands outside the region of Bavaria.
Early Origins of the Broetsorge family
The surname Broetsorge was first found in Rothenburg, where the name Brottsorge 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.
Early History of the Broetsorge family
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Broetsorge Spelling Variations
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians
spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations
of the name Broetsorge include Brottsorge, Brottsorg, Brotsorge, Brotsorg, Brotsorger, Brottsorger, Brodsorge, Bruttsorge, Bruttsorg, Brutsorge, Brutsorg, Broettsorge, Broettsorg, Broetsorge, Broetsorg, Bruettsorge, Bruettsorg, Bruetsorge and many more.
Early Notables of the Broetsorge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Broetsorge 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 Broetsorges to arrive in North America, and among them were: settlers who traveled to and established themselves along the eastern seaboard of the United States and in Canada during the 18th and 19th centuries.