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Multiple Origins for the Surname Brügger


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Brügger Early Origins



The surname Brügger 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.

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Brügger Spelling Variations


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Brügger 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.

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Brügger Early History


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Brügger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brügger 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 Brügger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brügger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brügger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent figures of the time who bore the name Brügger 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 Brügger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brügger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gerh W Brugger, who landed in America in 1848
  • Christ Brugger, who arrived in Colorado in 1885

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brügger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brügger (post 1700)



  • Kathleen Ruth Brugger (b. 1943), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2004
  • John Brugger, American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from North Dakota, 1912
  • Nathalie Brugger (b. 1985), Swiss sailor at the 2012 Summer Olympics
  • Kurt Brugger (b. 1969), Italian gold, seven-time silver and two-time bronze luger

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Brügger Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    2. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    3. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    5. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Brügger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brügger Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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