Meaning and Origin of: Brugman

Family name origins & meanings

  • Dutch : topographic name for someone who lived near a bridge or a metonymic occupational name for a bridge keeper, from Dutchbrugge ‘bridge’ (see Bridge); in some cases, it is a habitational name for someone from the Flemish city of Bruges (or Brugge), meaning ‘bridges’.
  • Altered spelling of Swiss Bruggmann ‘bridge keeper’.