Brummer - First recorded in 1086 in Suffolk in the Domesday Book as Brumerus Anglo-Saxon nickname for Brown Fame – some local dignitary or famous soldier, who either wore distinctive brown clothes, or had a swarthy complexion, or had a shock of brown hair and beard
Brummer name meaning
German: nickname for a curmudgeon from an agent derivative of Middle High German brummen 'to buzz or grumble'. German: variant of Brumm 2. Jewish ( Ashkenazic ): nickname from 1, or alternatively for a person who hummed, Yiddish brumer.
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First found in Wurtemberg, where the name Broem became noted for its many branches with the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied enrolled by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into the most influential family.
Brummer Settlers in the 18th Century
- Johannes Brummer, who arrived in New York in 1709.
- Johannes Brummer, who arrived in America in 1778.
- Johann Wichard Brummer SV/PROG, who arrived in South Africa in 1784.
Brummer Settlers in the 19th Century
- Rebecca Brummer, who landed in North America in 1832 - 1849.
- Gabriel Brummer, aged 24, landed in New York, NY in 1847.
- Mr. Brummer, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851.
- Maria Antonia Brummer, aged 35, arrived in America in 1858.
- John B Brummer, who landed in Cincinnati, OH in 1869 - 1870.
Notables for the name Brummer
- Wilhelm Brummer, Wagon Master, American Cival War, 1863.
- Nicolaas Johannes Brummer, Professor, Victoria - kollege, Stellenbosch, 1911.
- Jürgen Brümmer (1964–2014), German gymnast und physical therapist.
- Vincent Brümmer (born 1932), South African theologian.
- Alex Brummer (born 1949), British journalist, editor, and author.
- Carl Harald Brummer (1864–1953), Danish architect.
- Clemens Brummer (born 1986), German figure skater.
- Dieter Brummer (born 1976), Australian actor.
- Glenn Brummer (born 1954), American baseball player.
- Francois Brummer, SA Rugby union footballer.
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Researched and enhanced by Nicolaas Johannes Steyn.