Brutsch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient roots of the Brutsch family are found in the German state of Bavaria. The Brutsch surname, was a local name, for someone who lived near the ford of a river. The name Brutsch 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 Brutsch 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 Brutsch were born in this region. The name Brutsch can also be of nickname origin, derived from the German word bruoch which means short pants.

Early Origins of the Brutsch family

The surname Brutsch was first found in 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.

Important Dates for the Brutsch family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brutsch research. Another 65 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 175 and 1757 are included under the topic Early Brutsch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brutsch Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Brutsch include Brutscher, Brutsher, Breutscher, Breutsher, Brutescher, Brutesher, Bruttscher, Bruttsher, Brutsch, Brutsche, Brueschke and many more.

Early Notables of the Brutsch family (pre 1700)

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Brutsch migration to the United States

German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Brutsch surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Brutsch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jacob Brutsch, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872 [1]
  • Pauline Brutsch, aged 30, who immigrated to America, in 1893
  • Verena Brutsch, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1895
Brutsch Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Anna Brutsch, aged 71, who settled in America from Zurich, Switzerland, in 1903
  • Ernst Brutsch, aged 33, who settled in America from Stein, Switzerland, in 1907
  • Charles Brutsch, aged 44, who immigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Lydia Brutsch, aged 19, who immigrated to the United States from Stein, Switzerland, in 1920
  • Carl Johan Brutsch, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Brutsch (post 1700)

  • Raphael Brütsch (b. 1971), Swiss curler, winner of Gold medal in the 2006 European Championships

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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