Prussia was the original home of the name Brohl. Brohl was a local name, a type of hereditary surname that identified people by the places where they lived. Landowners were the first to use local names, which often used the prefix "von," meaning "of" or "from," in some cases a mark of aristocratic birth. Local names are by far the most common type of German hereditary surname. Brohl was a name for someone who lived near "swampy lowlands," having derived from the Middle High German word brühl. It may have been a topographic name for someone who lived near such a place, or the surname may have come from one of the place names such as Brühl near Cologne, or Brüel in Mecklenberg.
Early Origins of the Brohl family
Prussia, where the name Bruhl emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century, 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 Brohl family
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Brohl Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Brohl family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brohl family to the New World and Oceana
Much of German history has been shaped by the state of Prussia. It was an enduring military power until after the Second World War. At that time, the state was abolished altogether and its land divided between the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. While some Prussians were content to remain in those countries, others moved away, many of them migrating to North America. They entered the United States mostly through Philadelphia, moving on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others went to Canada, settling on the prairies and in the province of Ontario. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:
Brohl Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Brohl (post 1700)
Historic Events for the Brohl family
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