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Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the ancestors of the Brotte family name. The Brotte surname is derived from the German word "brot," which means "bread," and was originally an occupational name for a person who baked or sold bread. As a surname it was often combined with suffixes such as "mann." Brotbacher means a baker of bread.

Brotte Early Origins



The surname Brotte was first found in Bavaria, where this family name was associated with significant developments in the district from ancient times.

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Brotte Spelling Variations


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Brotte 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 Brotte include Brot, Brote, Brott, Brotte, Braut, Braute, Brautt, Brautte, Brotts, Brotz, Brots, Brodt, Brot, von Brodt and many more.

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Brotte Early History


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Brotte Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brotte research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 179 and 1790 are included under the topic Early Brotte History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brotte Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brotte Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brotte Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Brotte surname or a spelling variation of the name include: William Brotts who arrived in Virginia in 1665; J. Brott who settled in San Francisco in 1850; Peter Brotz who arrived in America with his family in 1852.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    2. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    3. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    4. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    5. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    8. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    9. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    10. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
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    The Brotte Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brotte 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 25 July 2012 at 07:26.

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