Bruck History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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.
Early Origins of the Bruck family
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.
One of the first records of the family was Ocko I tom Brok (de Broke) (c. 1345-1389), Chieftain of the Brokmerland and the Auricherland in East Frisia, a former territory on Germany's North Sea coast (1376-1389.) His son, Ocko II tom Brok (1407-1435) was also Chieftain of the Brokmerland and the Auricherland in East Frisia.
Important Dates for the Bruck family
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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.
Early Notables of the Bruck family (pre 1700)
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Bruck migration to the United States
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, who 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 
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Bruck Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Peter Bruck, who arrived in Arkansas in 1904 
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
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- ^ Victor Bruck. (Retrieved 2010, November 12) Victor Bruck. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Bruck