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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : topographic name for someone who lived near a bridge, or an occupational name for a bridge keeper or toll collector on a bridge (see Bruck).
  • Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : occupational name, either from a Yiddishized form of Polish brukarz ‘paver’ or from an agent noun based on Yiddish bruk ‘pavement’.
  • English : variant spelling of Brooker.

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