Origins Available: German
The roots of the Bruche family are found in the historic German region of Prussia
. Bruche is one of the German patronymic
surnames, that is, a name derived from the given name of the father of the surname bearer. Bruche is derived from beside a dyke. Bruche 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.
Early Origins of the Bruche family
The surname Bruche 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.
Early History of the Bruche family
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Bruche Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia
. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations
of Bruche include Bruch, Bruche, Bruck, Brucke, Bruk, Brukke, Brouch, Brouche, Brouck, Brouke, Bruech, Brueck, Bruek, Brok, Brokke, Broech, Broeck, Broech, Broeche, Broek and many more.
Early Notables of the Bruche family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bruche family to the New World and Oceana
played an extremely influential role in shaping modern German history. It remained a part of Germany
until after the Second World War. Prussia
was divided among the Soviet Union
, Poland, East Germany
and West Germany
. Many Prussians became residents of these new countries after the War, and many migrated to other parts of Germany
or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly to Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Bruche were John Bruch who was recorded as having arrived in Virginia in 1663; Hans Henrig Bruch who, accompanied by his wife and four children, arrived in New York state in 1709.