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The noble Viking settlers who came to the rocky shores of Scotland in the Middle Ages brought with them the ancestors of the Bruch family. They lived in the places named Overbrough and Netherbrough in Harray, in the Orkney Islands. It is believed that the origins of the Bruch name are Norse, but it is not known if the place or personal name came first.

Bruch Early Origins



The surname Bruch was first found in the Orkneys, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Bruch Spelling Variations


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Bruch Spelling Variations



Scottish names from the Middle Ages vary enormously in their spellings. This is a result of the fact that there were no universal standards like dictionaries for scribes to judge by. The recorded spelling variations of the name Bruch include Brough, Burgh, Brugh, Broughe, Burghe, Brughe, Bruche and many more.

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Bruch Early History


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Bruch Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bruch research. Another 394 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1530, 1557, 1600, 1643, and 1671 are included under the topic Early Bruch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bruch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bruch Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bruch 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



Settlers found farms all along the eastern part of what would become the United States and Canada. They provided a base and a backbone that would strengthen two great nations in the making. In the 20th century, the ancestors of those brave Scots have rediscovered their heritage through highland games and Scottish historical societies. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Bruch or a variant listed above, including:

Bruch Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Bruch who was recorded as having arrived in Virginia in 1663
  • John Bruch, who arrived in Virginia in 1663

Bruch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Henrig Bruch who, accompanied by his wife and four children, arrived in New York state in 1709
  • Hans Henrig Bruch, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Johan Mathias Bruch, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1736
  • David Bruch, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Thomas Bruch, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1740
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bruch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Dorothea Bruch, aged 36, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Dorothea Bruch who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Heinrich Bruch who arrived in New Orleans, La. in 1823
  • Martin Bruch, who landed in Texas in 1840-1850
  • Friedrich Bruch, who landed in Brazil in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bruch Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Peter Bruch arrived in Arkansas in 1904

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bruch (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bruch (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Albert Bruch (1882-1952), French General Officer Commanding 2nd Armored Division (1940)
  • Walter Bruch (1908-1990), German engineer, famous for inventing the PAL color television system
  • Max Bruch (1838-1920), German composer

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    2. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    9. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    10. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
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    The Bruch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bruch 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 9 June 2014 at 19:33.

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