Type Surname (from location & from occupation)
Other Forms FormsBrookman, Brockman, Bruckman, Brook
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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 (or Brugge), meaning ‘bridges’. Can also be an altered spelling of Swiss Bruggmann ‘bridge keeper’.