The German state of Bavaria
is the ancestral home of the Brutsche family. Brutsche is a local
name. Brutsche is a name for someone who lived near the ford of a river. The name Brutsche is derived from the Lower German word brôk,
which means water meadow
and refers to a person who lived by or near a watery or marshy land. The name Brutsche 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 Brutsche were born in this region. The name Brutsche can also be of nickname
origin, derived from the German word bruoch
which means short pants.
Early Origins of the Brutsche family
The surname Brutsche 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.
Early History of the Brutsche family
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Brutsche 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 Brutsche include Brutscher, Brutsher, Breutscher, Breutsher, Brutescher, Brutesher, Bruttscher, Bruttsher, Brutsch, Brutsche, Brueschke and many more.
Early Notables of the Brutsche family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brutsche family to the New World and Oceana
European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant
farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Brutsches to arrive in North America, and among them were:
Brutsche Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- A. Brutsche who was recorded as having arrived in Iowa in 1856
- A Brutsche, who landed in Iowa in 1856 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
- Jacob Brutsche who arrived in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1872