Early Origins of the Brüchman family
The surname Brüchman was first found in Hessen, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal
society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs. Translated literally, the name means "bridge-man," and referred to the occupation
of taking toll at bridges. The name was found most frequently in Frankfurt in the 12th and 13th centuries.
Early History of the Brüchman family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brüchman research.Another 321 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1818, 1819, 1480, 1521, 1473, 1583, 1654 and 1819 are included under the topic Early Brüchman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brüchman Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Bruckmann, Bruckman, Bruchmann, Bruchman, Brukmann, Brueckmann, Brueckman, Bruechmann, Bruekmann, Bruegmann (northern Germany), Brueggemann (Westphalia), Bruckmayr (Bavaria), Bruckmayer (Bavaria) and many more.
Early Notables of the Brüchman family (pre 1700)
Prominent figures of the time who bore the name Brüchman were Hans Brüggemann (ca. 1480-c. 1521), a German artist, best known for his large carved altarpiece in Schleswig Cathedral; John Brugman, O.F.M., (died 1473) a 15th-century Franciscan friar... Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brüchman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Brüchman family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Brüchman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- A. Bruchman, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ionic" in 1884