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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 Brueckner, 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.

Early Origins of the Brueckner family

The surname Brueckner 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.

Early History of the Brueckner family

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Brueckner 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 Brueckner 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.

Early Notables of the Brueckner family (pre 1700)

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United States Brueckner migration to the United States +

A search of the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Brueckner:

Brueckner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob Brueckner, who settled in America in 1750
Brueckner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ludwig Brueckner who arrived in New Orleans in 1850
  • Ludwig Brueckner, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1850 [1]
  • A. Brueckner, who settled in Texas in 1853
  • Auguste, Heinrich, Jakob, Johanna Henriette, Maria Elisabetha Brueckner, all of whom were recorded as having, who arrived in America in 1854
  • Auguste Brueckner, who landed in America in 1854 [1]
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Canada Brueckner migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brueckner Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Johann Christian Brueckner, who settled in Canada with the United Empire Loyalists in 1783

Contemporary Notables of the name Brueckner (post 1700) +

  • Keith Allan Brueckner (b. 1924), American professor of physics
  • John Brueckner, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Erie County 7th District, 1900 [2]
  • Christine Brueckner (b. 1921), German author. Her works, which include novels, short stories and dramas have won her numerous prizes, the Goetheplakette from the State of Hessen in 1982

  1. 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)
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from on Facebook