Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Brutesher family. The Brutesher surname evolved as a local name. It is a name for a family that lived near the ford of a river. The name Brutesher 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 Brutesher 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 Brutesher were born in this region. The name Brutesher can also be of nickname origin, derived from the German word bruoch which means short pants.
Early Origins of the Brutesher 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 Brutesher family
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Brutesher 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 Brutesher include Brutscher, Brutsher, Breutscher, Breutsher, Brutescher, Brutesher, Bruttscher, Bruttsher, Brutsch, Brutsche, Brueschke and many more.
Early Notables of the Brutesher family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brutesher family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Brutesher 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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