Brügman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Brügman family

The surname Brügman 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 Brügman family

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

Brügman 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 Brügman family (pre 1700)

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


United States Brügman migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brügman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Cornelius Brugman, who landed in New York in 1715 [1]
  • Henry Brugman, who arrived in New York, NY in 1715 [1]
  • Godfried Brugman, who landed in New York in 1765 [1]
Brügman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • L G Brugman, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • Georg Brugman, who arrived in America in 1851 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Brügman (post 1700) +

  • Mathilda "Til" Brugman (1888-1958), Dutch poet and linguist
  • Mathias Brugman (1811-1868), also known as Mathias Bruckman, Puerto Rican revolutionary leader
  • Alyssa Brugman (b. 1974), Australian author


  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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