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Multiple Origins for the Surname Bruch


German


The name Bruch evolved in Germany in the historic state of Prussia. It is a patronymic name. Patronymics are derived from the given name of the father of the bearer. Names derived from the name of the mother of the bearer, which are less common, are called metronymic names. Patronymic names were generally formed from traditional, German given names, rather than from the names of saints or biblical figures, as is the custom in many other European cultures. Bruch comes from beside a dyke. Bruch is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.

Bruch Early Origins



The surname Bruch was first found in the Rhineland, where the name Bruch contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation and played a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, where family members continued to play a significant role in the local social and political affairs.

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Bruch Spelling Variations


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Bruch 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 Bruch include Bruch, Bruche, Bruck, Brucke, Bruk, Brukke, Brouch, Brouche, Brouck, Brouke, Bruech, Brueck, Bruek, Brok, Brokke, Broech, Broeck, Broech, Broeche, Broek 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 117 words (8 lines of text) 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)



More information is 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



The state of Prussia was a great influence on the shape of modern Germany. After the Second World War, Prussia's land was divided among the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany and the state was abolished. Some Prussians remained in those countries after the war, while many others migrated to North America in search of a new start. Philadelphia was their primary point of entry to the United States, after which many of them moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. A large number of Prussians also migrated to Ontario and the prairie provinces as United Empire Loyalists. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Bruchs to arrive in North America, and among them were:

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)



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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. 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).
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    7. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    8. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
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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 January 2017 at 09:15.

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