Brügmann History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Brügmann family

The surname Brügmann 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.

Important Dates for the Brügmann family

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

Brügmann 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 Brügmann family (pre 1700)

Prominent figures of the time who bore the name Brügmann 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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Brügmann migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brügmann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Claus Brugmann, who arrived in Iowa in 1886 [1]
  • Johann Brugmann, aged 58, who settled in America from Heiss, in 1893
  • William Brugmann, who immigrated to the United States, in 1897
Brügmann Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Friedrich Brugmann, aged 17, who settled in America from Heidelberg, in 1905
  • Annie Brugmann, aged 32, who landed in America from Hamburg, in 1907
  • Rudolf Brugmann, aged 16, who landed in America from Ebslingen, Germany, in 1908
  • Hans Brugmann, aged 18, who landed in America from Hamburg, Germany, in 1910
  • Johannes Brugmann, aged 25, who immigrated to the United States from Poggensee, Germany, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Brügmann (post 1700)

  • William Brugmann, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Burtscheid, 1884 [2]
  • Walter Brugmann (1887-1944), German architect
  • Karl Brugmann (1849-1919), German philosopher, eponym of Brugmann's Law
  • Georges Brugmann, patron of the 1897-99 Antarctic expedition, eponym of the Brugmann Mountains
  • Bruce B. Brugmann, editor and publisher of the San Francisco Bay Guardian

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Citations

  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 http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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