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The historic German region of 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.

Brohl Early Origins



The surname Brohl was first found in 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.

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Brohl Spelling Variations


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Brohl Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Brohl include Bruhl, Bruhll, Bruhle, Bruhlle, Breul, Breuhl, Breuhll, Breuhle, Breuhlle, Brull, Bruell, Breuel, Brule, Bruls, Brohl, Broehl, Brohll, Broehll, Brohle, Broehle, Brohlle and many more.

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Brohl Early History


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Brohl Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brohl research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1700, 1737, and 1763 are included under the topic Early Brohl History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brohl Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brohl Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brohl Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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 Ameri ca. 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

  • Johann Peter Brohl, aged 23, landed in America in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brohl (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brohl (post 1700)



  • Louis Brohl Sr. (b. 1880), American politician, Mayor of Wyandotte, Michigan, 1946-50

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    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    9. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Brohl Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brohl Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 1 February 2016 at 09:08.

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