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Type Surname (from occupation)
Other Forms FormsBrüggert Brügger Bruegger

Meaning & History

Translated literally, the name means "bridge-man," and referred to the occupation of taking toll at bridges. The name was found most frequently in Frankfurt in the 12th and 13th centuries. North German (Brügger) and South German: occupational name for a bridge keeper paver or road builder. South German: habitational name for someone from any of various places called Brugg or Bruck in Bavaria and Austria.
Added 1/3/2023 by anonymous