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Broghel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Broghel surname is thought to derive from the Middle High German word "brogen," meaning " to brag;" as such it was probably originally a nickname, which later evolved into a surname.

Early Origins of the Broghel family


The surname Broghel was first found in Westphalia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families in the western region. From the 13th century onwards the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Early History of the Broghel family


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Broghel Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Brogle, Brogel, Brogen, Broghill, Brogelman, Brogelmann, Broghel, Breughel, van Breugel and many more.

Early Notables of the Broghel family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Broghel family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Fritelle Bruhler, who settled in Philadelphia in 1817; Klara Brogle, who settled in America in 1832; Dorothea Bruhl, who arrived in Baltimore in 1834.

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