Brotz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the ancestors of the Brotz family name. The Brotz 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.
Early Origins of the Brotz family
The surname Brotz was first found in Bavaria, where this family name was associated with significant developments in the district from ancient times.
Early History of the Brotz family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brotz research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 179 and 1790 are included under the topic Early Brotz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brotz Spelling Variations
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Brotz include Brot, Brote, Brott, Brotte, Braut, Braute, Brautt, Brautte, Brotts, Brotz, Brots, Brodt, Brot, von Brodt and many more.
Early Notables of the Brotz family (pre 1700)
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Brotz migration to the United States +
Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Brotz or a variant listed above:
Brotz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Peter Brotz who arrived in America with his family in 1852
- Peter Brotz, who landed in America in 1852 
Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)