The distinguished surname Broz is a Czech derivation of the Latin given name "Ambrosius," meaning "immortal." The name owes its widespread popularity to the fame of St. Ambrose (340-397), and was common under many different forms as both a surname and a given name throughout Europe during the Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Broz family
The surname Broz was first found in Bohemia, where the ancestral home of the family is thought to be located. The name first emerged there as a personal name
, later becoming a hereditary surname during the Middle Ages. The young Broz family played a major role in the early history of the region, and contributed greatly to the development of medieval society.
Early History of the Broz family
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Broz Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Broz, Brozina, Brozek, Brosius, Brozin and others.
Early Notables of the Broz family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Broz family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Josef Broz, who settled in St. Louis in 1854; Katerina Broz, who immigrated to Chicago in 1859; Maria Brozek, who came to Baltimore in 1869; Frantisek Broz, who arrived in Iowa in 1870.
Contemporary Notables of the name Broz (post 1700)
- Elisabeth Broz (b. 1923), prominent Austrian athlete
- Joseph Broz (b. 1904), well-known painter
- Josip "Tito" Broz (1892-1980), leader, statesman, and marshal of the former Yugoslavia