german surname
I have been trying to find out where my mothers maiden name came from. She always says it is German but it doesn't show up on any type of records. Her maiden name was Broemer. It was spelt this way back to my great grandfather who move from Germany to Brazil and then to the states. If anyone would have any idea of origin or another way of spelling it I would appreciate it. Thanks
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Broemer is definitely German as you can see at http://www.verwandt.de/karten/absolut/broemer.html. However, the more usual modern spelling is Brömer as shown at http://www.verwandt.de/karten/absolut/br%25C3%25B6mer.html. I don't know the etymology of the name.
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