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The historic German state of Prussia is the ancestral home of the Brueck family. Hereditary surnames began to be used in Germany during the 12th century. The Brueck surname is derived from job done by its initial bearer. Brueck is an occupational name for a near a bridge. The family name Brueck 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 Brueck stems from the Low German word brauk which means swamp. Alternatively, in the eastern parts of Germany, the surname Brueck originated as a nickname type of surname derived from the Wendish (Slavic) word bruk, which means beetle or bug.

Brueck Early Origins



The surname Brueck 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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Brueck Spelling Variations


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Brueck Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in 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 Brueck include Bruch, Brucke, Brukke, Breuck, Breucke, Breuch, Breukk, Brueck, Bruech, Bruecke and many more.

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Brueck Early History


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Brueck Early History



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

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Brueck Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brueck Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Much of German history has been shaped by the state of Prussia. It was an enduring military power until after the Second World War. At that time, the state was abolished altogether and its land divided between the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. While some Prussians were content to remain in those countries, others moved away, many of them migrating to North Ameri ca. They entered the United States mostly through Philadelphia, moving on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others went to Canada, settling on the prairies and in the province of Ontario. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:

Brueck Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charlotte Brueck, who landed in America in 1853
  • Nikolaus Brueck, who arrived in North America in 1856
  • Peter Brueck, who landed in North America in 1856
  • Christoph Brueck, who arrived in America in 1867
  • John A Brueck, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1870
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brueck (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brueck (post 1700)



  • Karl A. Brueck, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1956, 1960

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    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. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    9. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Brueck Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brueck 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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