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SOURCE: Location & Occupation
OTHER FORMS: Brookman, Brockman, Bruckman, Brook
Meaning & History
Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived near a bridge or a metonymic occupational name for a bridge keeper, from Dutch brugge ‘bridge’ (see Bridge
); in some cases, it is a habitational name for someone from the Flemish city of Bruges
), meaning ‘bridges’.
Can also be an altered spelling of Swiss Bruggmann