Prussia. Brucke is one of the German patronymic surnames, that is, a name derived from the given name of the father of the surname bearer. Brucke is derived from near a bridge. The family name Brucke 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 Brucke stems from the Low German word brauk which means swamp. Alternatively, in the eastern parts of Germany, the surname Brucke originated as a nickname type of surname derived from the Wendish (Slavic) word bruk, which means beetle or bug.
Early Origins of the Brucke family
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.
Early History of the Brucke family
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Brucke Spelling Variations
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 Brucke include Bruch, Brucke, Brukke, Breuck, Breucke, Breuch, Breukk, Brueck, Bruech, Bruecke and many more.
Early Notables of the Brucke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brucke family to the New World and Oceana
Prussia 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 Brucke were
Brucke Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Brucke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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