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A variety of prominent surnames, such as the name Bruhn, were formed in the lands which became the modern German state of Prussia, known its beauty, industry and military power. However, in the medieval era, Prussia was fragmented and inhabited by numerous barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The borders of the barbarian kingdoms, which were established after the fall of the Roman Empire, changed repeatedly. The region that came to be known as Prussia was roughly divided between the territories of Brandenburg-Prussia, West Prussia and East Prussia. The Bruhn family emerged in Brandenburg-Prussia, which is essentially the birthplace of modern Germany. By the 19th century, Brandenburg-Prussia had incorporated East Prussia, West Prussia and many other German territories. Moreover, in the late 19th century, it led the German states in the unification of Germany.

Bruhn Early Origins



The surname Bruhn was first found in Brandenburg, where the name Brunn 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.

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Bruhn Spelling Variations


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Bruhn 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 Bruhn include Brunn, Bruen, Bruennen, Bruenne, Brunne, Brune, Brunes, Bruene, Bruhn, Bruehn, Bruhnne, Bruehnne, Bruhne, Bruehne, Bronn, Broenn, Bron, Broen, Bronnen, Broennen, Bronne, Broenne, Brone, Broene, Brones, Broenes, Brohn, Broehn, Brohnne, Broehnne, Brohne and many more.

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Bruhn Early History


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Bruhn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bruhn research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bruhn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bruhn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bruhn Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bruhn 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



Prussia played an extremely influential role in shaping modern German history. It remained a part of Germany until after the Second World War. Prussia was divided among the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. Many Prussians became residents of these new countries after the War, and many migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North Ameri ca. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly to Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Bruhn were

Bruhn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Carl Bruhn who arrived in New York City in 1850
  • Carl Bruhn, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Johann Bruhn, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Friedrich Bruhn, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Heinrich Christian Bruhn settled in Texas in 1855

Bruhn Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Josef Bruhn, who arrived in Chile in 1906

Bruhn Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Bruhn, aged 37, arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath"
  • George Bruhn, aged n/a, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Victoria"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bruhn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bruhn (post 1700)



  • Milton "Milt" Bruhn (1912-1991), American football player and coach
  • Gay Bruhn, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2008
  • Siglind Bruhn (b. 1951), German musicologist and concert pianist
  • Hans Bruhn (1910-1952), Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Maria Christina Bruhn (1732-1802), Swedish inventor
  • Johannes Bruhn (1898-1954), Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Erik Belton Evers Bruhn (1928-1986), Danish dancer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    7. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    9. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    10. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
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    The Bruhn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bruhn 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 7 November 2016 at 22:23.

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