The Brottsorg surname first began to be used in the German state of Bavaria
, some time after the 12th century, when hereditary surnames
were adopted according to fairly general rules, and names that were derived from locations became particularly common. The family name Brottsorg is a local
surname. Originally denoting the proprietorship of an estate or influence within a village, the German preposition von, which means from or of, used with local names, was taken as a mark of aristocracy. The surname Brottsorg was given to someone who lived in Rothenburg. The Brottsorg 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 Brottsorg family
The surname Brottsorg 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 Brottsorg family
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Brottsorg 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 Brottsorg 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 Brottsorg family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brottsorg family to the New World and Oceana
The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria
who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant
farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany
settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records 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.