The Brueschke surname first began to be used in the German state of Bavaria
, some time after the 12th century, when hereditary surnames
were adopted according to fairly general rules, and names that were derived from locations became particularly common. The family name Brueschke is a local
surname. Originally denoting the proprietorship of an estate or influence within a village, the German preposition von, which means from or of, used with local names, was taken as a mark of aristocracy. The surname Brueschke was given to someone who lived near the ford of a river. The name Brueschke is derived from the Lower German word brôk,
which means water meadow
and refers to a person who lived by or near a watery or marshy land. The name Brueschke is also associated with the region known as Brutsche, which is situated near the town of Marienwerder in the northeastern German province of Prussia
and many of those who are named Brueschke were born in this region. The name Brueschke can also be of nickname
origin, derived from the German word bruoch
which means short pants.
Early Origins of the Brueschke family
The surname Brueschke was first found in Bavaria
, where the name Brutscher emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.
Early History of the Brueschke family
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Brueschke 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 Brueschke include Brutscher, Brutsher, Breutscher, Breutsher, Brutescher, Brutesher, Bruttscher, Bruttsher, Brutsch, Brutsche, Brueschke and many more.
Early Notables of the Brueschke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brueschke family to the New World and Oceana
The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria
who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant
farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany
settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:
Brueschke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Albert Brueschke who arrived in Texas in 1869
- Albert Brueschke, who landed in Texas in 1869 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)