Brüggemann History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Brüggemann family

The surname Brüggemann 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 Brüggemann family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brüggemann research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1818, 1819, 1480, 1521, 1473, 1583, 1654 and 1819 are included under the topic Early Brüggemann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brüggemann Spelling Variations

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 Brüggemann family (pre 1700)

Prominent figures of the time who bore the name Brüggemann 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...
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United States Brüggemann migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brüggemann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joh Jos Bruggemann, who arrived in America in 1813-1820 [1]
  • Joh Hear Bruggemann, who landed in America in 1814-1820 [1]
  • Joh W Bruggemann, who landed in New York in 1836 [1]
  • A M Bruggemann, who landed in America in 1836 [1]
  • Bern Heinr Bruggemann, who landed in New York in 1836 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Brüggemann (post 1700) +

  • Peter Bruggemann, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Stonington; Elected 1904 [2]
  • Frank W. Bruggemann, American politician, Mayor of Harvey, Illinois, 1935-42 [2]
  • Friedrich Brüggemann (1850-1878), German zoologist and entomologist

  • Emil Brüggemann (1902-1941), German Matrose Res. who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]

  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from on Facebook
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