The ancestral home of the Brunnenmayer family was in the German state of Bavaria
. Brunnenmayer is a local
name for a person who lived in Bavaria. The name Brunnenmayer is a compound name, composed of the elements Brunner
, which each have different origins. The portion Brunn is a baptismal name meaning "the descendant of Brune". Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old German word brunno
, which means natural spring or well. Brunnenmayer was also a local name and was given to a person who lived near a spring or well.
Early Origins of the Brunnenmayer family
The surname Brunnenmayer was first found in Bavaria
, where the name Brunnenmayr made a great early contribution to the feudal
society of early Europe. The name Brunnenmayr became prominent in local
affairs and branched into many houses where family members continued to play important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts which resulted as each group sought to maximize its power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.
Early History of the Brunnenmayer family
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Brunnenmayer Spelling Variations
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians
spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations
of the name Brunnenmayer include Brunnenmayr, Brunenmayr, Brunnenmayer, Brunenmayer, Brunnenmeyer, Brunenmeyer, Bruennenmayr, Bruenenmayr, Bruennenmayer, Bruenenmayer, Bruennenmeyer, Bruenenmeyer, Bronnenmayr, Bronenmayr, Bronnenmayer, Bonenmayer, Bronnenmeyer, Bronenmeyer, Broennenmayr, Broenenmayr, Broennenmayer, Broenenmayer, Broennenmeyer and many more.
Early Notables of the Brunnenmayer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brunnenmayer family to the New World and Oceana
Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant
farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Brunnenmayer or a variant listed above: Adam Brunnenmeyer, who came to Illinois in 1860.
Contemporary Notables of the name Brunnenmayer (post 1700)
- Joseph Anton Brunnenmayer, Painter