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The bountiful region surrounding the Rhine river is the birthplace of the name Brubacher. A single name was, at one time, all that people needed. However, increasing ease of travel and the burgeoning populations forced people to adopt a hereditary surname to set themselves apart from others. A common form of surname found in the Rhineland was the local name, a name taken on from a place-name. Originally denoting the proprietorship of a village or estate, the German preposition von, which means from or of, used with local names, was taken as a mark of aristocracy. The surname Brubacher was given to someone who lived beside a brook. Brubacher is a topographic surname, which was a type of local name given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree.

Brubacher Early Origins



The surname Brubacher was first found in the Rhineland, where the name Breubach came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the family relocated and established themselves in new areas. The acquisition of new estates, combined with their great contributions to society, served to elevate their social status.

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Brubacher Spelling Variations


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Brubacher 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 Brubacher include Breubach, Breubache, Breuback, Breubacke, Brubach, Bruback, Brubacher and many more.

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Brubacher Early History


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Brubacher Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brubacher research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brubacher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brubacher Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brubacher Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration



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 the Rhineland who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. Many of those who left the Rhineland to seek their fortunes in the prosperous and free New World settled in the major urban centers of the United States and Canada. In the United States, the settlers from the Rhineland passed through immigration centers like that of Ellis Island, most of them moving on to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, and New York. In Canada, the majority of Rhinelanders settled in Ontario and the prairie provinces. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many important settlers to North America bearing the name Brubacher, or one of its variants above:

Brubacher Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Brubacher, who settled in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1719
  • Jacob Brubacher, Abraham Brubacher, and Johanne Brubacher all of whom arrived in Philadelphia in 1749
  • Abraham Brubacher, who arrived in America in 1749
  • Jacob Brubacher, who arrived in America in 1749
  • Johan Brubacher, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brubacher Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John, Brubacher Sr., who arrived in Canada in 1831

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brubacher (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brubacher (post 1700)



  • John Seiler Brubacher (1898-1988), American Professor at Yale and author in the field of history and philosophy of education

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    6. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    7. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    8. 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).
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    10. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    11. ...

    The Brubacher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brubacher 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 28 May 2014 at 20:42.

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