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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : habitational name from the city in Saxony now known in German as Braunschweig (see 2).
  • German : habitational name from the original Middle Low German name (a compound of Bruns + wik ‘Bruno’s settlement’) of Braunschweig (Brunswick); the standard German form was adopted in 1573.

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