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Multiple Origins for the Surname Brugger


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Brugger Early Origins



The surname Brugger 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.

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Brugger Spelling Variations


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Brugger 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.

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Brugger Early History


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Brugger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brugger research. Another 321 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1818, 1819, 1480, 1521, 1473, 1583, 1654 and 1819 are included under the topic Early Brugger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brugger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brugger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent figures of the time who bore the name Brugger 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...

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brugger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brugger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gerh W Brugger, who landed in America in 1848
  • Christ Brugger, who arrived in Colorado in 1885

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brugger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brugger (post 1700)



  • Kathleen Ruth Brugger (b. 1943), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2004
  • John Brugger, American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from North Dakota, 1912
  • Nathalie Brugger (b. 1985), Swiss sailor at the 2012 Summer Olympics
  • Kurt Brugger (b. 1969), Italian gold, seven-time silver and two-time bronze luger

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Brugger Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    4. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    The Brugger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brugger 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.

    This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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