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Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage German

Meaning & History

probably a nickname for a person with a broad butt. Breitkreutz replaced an earlier more transparent form of the surname Breitarsch the use of kreuz (literally "cross") as a euphemism for "buttocks" first occurring in the 17th century. Derived from the elements breit "broad" and kreuz "cross".
Added 9/25/2023 by Paradiso36