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The name Bruck 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. Bruck comes from near a bridge. The family name Bruck was originally derived from the German word brücke, which in turn was originally derived from the Old German brugga, which means bridge. However, in the Low German regions, the name Bruck stems from the Low German word brauk which means swamp. Alternatively, in the eastern parts of Germany, the surname Bruck originated as a nickname type of surname derived from the Wendish (Slavic) word bruk, which means beetle or bug.

Bruck Early Origins



The surname Bruck was first found in Bavaria, where the name Bruck became noted for its many branches with the region where each house acquired a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. Over time, the family became a power unto themselves as family members were elevated to the ranks of nobility.

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Bruck Spelling Variations


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Bruck 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 Bruck include Bruch, Brucke, Brukke, Breuck, Breucke, Breuch, Breukk, Brueck, Bruech, Bruecke and many more.

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Bruck Early History


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Bruck Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bruck research. Another 160 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1515, and 1554 are included under the topic Early Bruck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bruck Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bruck Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bruck Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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 Brucks to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Bruck Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Magdalena and Friedrich Bruck, who both arrived in Philadelphia in 1776
  • Friedrich Bruck, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1776
  • Magdalena Bruck, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1776

Bruck Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anna Catharina Bruck, aged 3, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Johannes Bruck, who arrived in America in 1833
  • Johann Georg Bruck, who landed in America in 1834
  • Nikolaus, Bruck Jr., who landed in America in 1836
  • Peter, Bruck Sr., who arrived in America in 1836
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bruck Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Peter Bruck, who arrived in Arkansas in 1904

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bruck (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bruck (post 1700)



  • Philip H. Bruck (1845-1920), American politician, Mayor of Columbus, Ohio, 1887-90
  • Dennis J. Bruck, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1996
  • Bismarck Bruck, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1908, 1924
  • Victor Bruck (1916-1998), highly decorated Major der Reserve in the Wehrmacht during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Julius Bruck (1840-1902), German dentist, who designed a water-cooled diaphanoscopic instrument
  • Dietmar Bruck (b. 1944), German former professional footballer
  • Professor Hermann Alexander Bruck (b. 1905), German born Astronomer Royal for Scotland and Regius Professor of Astronomy, University of Edinburgh 1957-1975, Professor Emeritus, Commander of the Order of the British Empire 1966
  • Ludwig Bruck, Australian medical practitioner and medical journalist
  • Stephen Desiderius Bruck (b. 1927), Hungarian born chemist

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    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    4. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. 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).
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
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    The Bruck Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bruck 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.

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