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Where did the German Bruckner family come from? What is the German Bruckner family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bruckner family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bruckner family history?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.
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.
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.
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.
Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bruckner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bruckner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Bruckner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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.
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