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Type Surname (from location)
Usage Dutch
Pronounced Pron. vahn-BRAWNGK-hawrst  [key]
Other Forms FormsBronckhorst, Bronkhorst, Van Bronkhorst, Vanbronckhorst, Vanbronkhorst, Brunckhorst, Brunkhorst, Bronkhurst, Brunckhurst, Brunkhurst, Brinkhorst, Brinkhurst

Meaning & History

Means "from Bronckhorst", a town in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands, itself derived from Dutch brink meaning "edge, slope, village green" and horst meaning "overgrown hillock" or "higher located brushwood". A well-known bearer of this name is retired Dutch soccer player Giovanni van Bronckhorst (1975-).
Added 6/9/2023 by General9696
Edited 10/25/2023 by General9696