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Early Origins of the Brueggeman family

The surname Brueggeman was first found in Hessen, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs. Translated literally, the name means "bridge-man," and referred to the occupation of taking toll at bridges. The name was found most frequently in Frankfurt in the 12th and 13th centuries.

Early History of the Brueggeman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brueggeman research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1473, 1480, 1521, 1583, 1654, 1818 and 1819 are included under the topic Early Brueggeman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brueggeman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bruckmann, Bruckman, Bruchmann, Bruchman, Brukmann, Brueckmann, Brueckman, Bruechmann, Bruekmann, Bruegmann (northern Germany), Brueggemann (Westphalia), Bruckmayr (Bavaria), Bruckmayer (Bavaria) and many more.

Early Notables of the Brueggeman family

Prominent figures of the time who bore the name Brueggeman were Hans Brüggemann (ca. 1480-c. 1521), a German artist, best known for his large carved altarpiece in Schleswig Cathedral; John Brugman, O.F.M., (died 1473) a 15th-century Franciscan friar...
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United States Brueggeman migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brueggeman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Albert Brueggeman, aged 32, who arrived in Missouri in 1848 [1]
  • Albt. Brueggeman, aged 57, originally from New York, who arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Columbia" from Hamburg, Germany [2]
Brueggeman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • John A. Brueggeman, aged 45, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1911 aboard the ship "Ryndam" from Rotterdam, Netherlands [2]
  • Auguste Brueggeman, aged 66, who arrived in New York in 1915 aboard the ship "Ryndam" from Rotterdam, Netherlands [2]
  • Joseph Brueggeman, aged 43, who arrived in New York, New York in 1923 aboard the ship "Siboney" from Havana, Cuba [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Brueggeman (post 1700) +

  • Edward F. Brueggeman, American architect, known for having designed the Helena Federal Building, Helena, Arkansas
  • Peter Brueggeman, American former Director Scripps Institution of Oceanography Library and Archives, University of California San Diego
  • Joseph Brueggeman, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate in primary for Ohio State House of Representatives from Hamilton County, 1938 [3]


  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. Ellis Island Search retrieved 15th November 2022. Retrieved from https://heritage.statueofliberty.org/passenger-result
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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