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  • Johann Christoffel Broodryk, SV/PROG (c.1732 - c.1784)
    Information concerning Johan Christoff Brotrik from Swartsburg Date of commencement of employment: 18-10-1750 Date of termination of employment: 16-09-1755 Occupation at commencement of employment: Sol...
  • Christiaan Wilhelm Broodryk, b4 (1764 - 1821)
    Bronne : Doopregister - Reference no.: MOOC8/36.68 Testator(s): Christiaan Willem Broodryk 9 Augustus 1821 Exh: 15 Aug:s 1821, n:o 6 Inventaris van alle zodanige goederen en effecten,...
  • Apollonia Wilhelmina Broodryk, b8 (1773 - 1869)
    Bronne : Doopregister - Name: Apolonia Willemina Brodrick Event Type: Baptism Event Date: 10 Oct 1773 Event Place: Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa Father's Name: Christoffel ...
  • Abraham Christiaan Broodryk, b3 (bef.1761 - 1808)
    Bronne : Doopregister - Name: Abraham Christiaan Broderyk Event Type: Baptism Event Date: 30 Apr 1761 Event Place: Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa Father's Name: Jan Christof...
  • Jan Andries Broodryk (1775 - 1855)
    Bronne: Doopregister - Beaufort Wes Census 1824 - wyk Nuweveld Name: Jan Andries Brodryk Event Type: Baptism Event Date: 01 Oct 1775 Event Place: Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, South A...

Surname: Originally "Brodrück," but could also include variants such as "Brodtrück", "Brodtrückin", "Brodtreuck", "Brodrik", "Broodrijk", "Brodreich". In South Africa the surname was changed during the 1st generation to "Broodryk".

According to the "Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope" the records show the following;-

Brotrick (Jan Christoff el) ; of Swartsluijs; arrived in 1751 as soldier in " Het Slot van Capelle " ; made smith the same year (14. Asks for burgher papers. (1756, No. 15 and 28.)

The above-mentioned city Swartsluijs, is in Overijssel, Nederland ..... a bit of difference from other records that refer to Schwarzburg, Thüringen or even the next possible city, 'Schwarzenberg, Sachsen'.

Potential Surname Origins (Germany) :

Brodtrück/Brodrück:- originated from the people (more specifically - pirates) that kept demanding / calling (german: überfiehlt) for the "back of bread", which incidentally is flour. As time went past, it was changed to "Brodrück.

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