Meaning and Origin of: Bronk

Family name origins & meanings

  • Dutch : probably a variant of Brink.
  • Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : habitational name from the village of Bronki, in eastern Poland.
  • Jonas Bronck (1600–43), for whom the Bronx in NY is named, was a Dutch sea captain born in Småland, Sweden, probably of Dutch ancestry. In the 1620s he was based in the Netherlands. In 1629 he sailed to New Amsterdam in the ship Fire of Troy and staked out a claim of approximately 500 acres just north of the confluence of the Harlem and the East rivers.