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In the Holy Roman Empire, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules, and after the 12th century, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. The name Bruckner, is a local surname, derived from a pre-existing place name. There were several places so named, including ones in Silesia, Saxony, Bohemia and Austria. Local names, when coupled with the German preposition "von," which means "from" or "of" originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate, and indicated that the bearer of the name was an aristocrat. Over the years, the "von" has frequently been dropped from surnames.

Bruckner Early Origins



The surname Bruckner was first found in Schwarzburg, where the name Brueckner came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired new estates, often in areas outside the region, which combined with their great contributions to society, succeeded in elevating their social status.

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Bruckner Spelling Variations


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Bruckner Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bruckner, Bruchner, Brukkner, Breuckner, Breuchner, Breukkner, Brueckner, Brucknner, Bruecknen, Bruecknel, Bruecknele, Bruecknle, Bruchnen, Bruchnel, Bruchnele, Bruchnle, Brukknen, Brukknel, Brukknele, Brockner, Brocknen, Brocknel, Brocknele, Broknle, Broeckner, Broeknen, Broeknel and many more.

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Bruckner Early History


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Bruckner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bruckner research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1742, 1824, and 1896 are included under the topic Early Bruckner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bruckner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bruckner Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bruckner 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bruckner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Georg Bruckner, who landed in Georgia in 1734-1741
  • George Bruckner who arrived in Georgia in 1739
  • Anna Margaretha Muller Bruckner, who arrived in Georgia in 1739
  • George Bruckner, who arrived in Georgia in 1739
  • Joh Christ Bruckner, who landed in America in 1783

Bruckner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Magdal Bruckner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Magdal Bruckner listed as having arrived in Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Marg Bruckner, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Andreas Bruckner, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • Christopher Bruckner, who landed in New York, NY in 1835
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bruckner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bruckner (post 1700)



  • Daniel Jerome Raphael Bruckner (1933-2013), American columnist, critic, and journalist, who was listed as one of Nixon's political opponents
  • Richard Bruckner, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly, 1937, 1944
  • Henry Bruckner (1871-1942), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 35th District, 1901; Borough President of Bronx, New York, 1918-33
  • Anton Bruckner (1824-1896), renowned Austrian composer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    5. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    6. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    9. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    11. ...

    The Bruckner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bruckner 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 1 December 2015 at 15:02.

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