Bavaria. Brutescher is a local name for a person who lived near the ford of a river. The name Brutescher is derived from the Lower German word brôk, which means water meadow or marsh, and refers to a person who lived by or near a watery or marshy land. The name Brutescher 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 Brutescher were born in this region. The name Brutescher can also be of nickname origin, derived from the German word bruoch which means short pants.
Early Origins of the Brutescher family
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 Brutescher family
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Brutescher Spelling Variations
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 Brutescher include Brutscher, Brutsher, Breutscher, Breutsher, Brutescher, Brutesher, Bruttscher, Bruttsher, Brutsch, Brutsche, Brueschke and many more.
Early Notables of the Brutescher family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brutescher 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 Brutescher or a variant listed above: Joseph Breusch, his wife Anna Barbara Kurz and their six children, all of whom arrived in Pennsylvania in 1764; A. Brutsche who was recorded as having arrived in Iowa in 1856.
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