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Looking for the origin of the surname BRENGETTSY

Query by iamjoy

I am researching the surname BRENGETTSY. I researched the origin but came up with nothing. I also looked on ancestry.com and I found that the first Brengettsy (Frank), recorded on the census was born in Switzerland. Below are some of my findings and support from others.


? It may be of British or Italian origin. British based on sy or cy ending.The Italian has some etymologic support -- there are names with a similar based BRENGHETTO, BRENGETTO, and BRENGHEZZI which sounds very much like the ts and could be an original version of the name, as many immigrants anglicized their names.
? On the 1860 Census the birth of Joseph BRINGETSY was 1823 from Switzerland.
? On the 1870 Census the birth of a Joseph WINGETSEY was 1831 from South Carolina.
? On the 1880 Census the Birth of Joseph BRINGETRY was 1830 from German.
? It could be a Prussian name
? It?s possible the spelling of the name was change. Family members I?ve met so far spell their names BRENGETTSY, BRENGETTSEY, BRENGETTCY, and BRENGETCY

With my findings I am more accepted to the fact that BRENGETTSY is a German (Old Prussian) name more so than an Italian name. Any other possibilities I am very much opened to review. Thank you in advance for your input.

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on 2011-07-08 13:06:25

iamjoy , from California, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jul 2011. is researching the following names: BRENGETTSY, CAVAN, POLLARD and 5 other(s).

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by ngairedith on 2011-07-08 17:43:37

Hi jamjoy,

have you searched this site BRENGETTSY GENEALOGY

Free search of RootsWeb.com database projects
1790-1930 U.S. Census search for Brengettsy
Free Brengettsy results at FamilySearch.org
Social Security Death Index (1937 - Current)

Obituaries and Graves
Free Brengettsy citation lookup at Obituary Depot
Free Brengettsy grave search at Find A Grave
Funeral Cards Online (Genealogy Today)
America's Obituaries (1977 - Current)

Military Records
American Revolutionary War Records (1775-1783)
U. S. Navy Pension Fund Records (1811-1851)
American Civil War Records (1861-1865)
Medal of Honor Recipients - Brengettsy
List of Pearl Harbor Casualties - Brengettsy

Online Family Trees
Find the Brengettsy family tree at OneGreatFamily

Family Surname History
Brengettsy Family & Local Histories at Ancestry.com
Free Brengettsy Genealogy at Google Books

Brengettsy Family Facts
Countries of Origin for the Brengettsy last name
Distribution of the Brengettsy surname in UK
1920 Distribution of the Brengettsy surname in U.S.

Research Tools
Free search for Brengettsy resources at Live Roots
Petitions for Naturalization (Genealogy Today)
World War II War Ration Books (Genealogy Today)

Online Databases
Brengettsy search at Genealogy Bank
Brengettsy search at Archives.com
Brengettsy search at Footnote.com
Brengettsy search of Genealogy Today collection

Brengettsy Family Photos
DeadFred photos that match Brengettsy
AncientFaces photos matching the Brengettsy cognomen
FamilyOldPhotos.com matches for Brengettsy

Free Web Sites for Brengettsy Genealogy
Distant Cousin records matching Brengettsy surname
Brengettsy family history & genealogy search advice
Genindx WWW links to Brengettsy data
Glossary of Surname Meanings on About Genealogy

RootsWeb search of US Naturalization Records for Brengettsy surname
RootsWeb search of Obituary Daily Times for Brengettsy surname
RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index for Brengettsy surname

Brengettsy Surname DNA Projects
Brengettsy DNA Projects at DNAlist.net
Brengettsy DNA Studies at FamilyTreeDNA
Search Brengettsy in the DNA Groups Directory at Ancestry.com

Brengettsy Mailing Lists and Message Boards
Brengettsy Mailing List at RootsWeb
Free Brengettsy queries at CousinConnect
Recent Brengettsy Message Board Posts (Ancestry.com)
Recent Brengettsy Genealogy Forum Posts (GenForum.com)

... unfortunately some of the links at that site are broken

by iamjoy on 2011-07-09 21:50:31

Awesome! Thank you very much!!!!!

by iamjoy on 2012-03-25 05:39:26

Hi ngairedith,

Although I found a lot of great resources using the link you suggested I was not able to find the origin of Brengettsy. Thanks again for the info.

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