Broten Family History
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Broten Name Meaning
German: probably a shortened form of any of various compound names containing the element Braten ‘roast’ (from Middle High German brate), as for example Bradenahl (‘baked eel’) or Bratengeiger, a nickname for a fiddler (from a derivative of Middle High German gige ‘fiddle’, ‘violin’) who was paid in food rather than cash. Variant spelling of Norwegian Bråten (see Braaten).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Boden, Roten, Bogen, Rotan, Brott, Roden, Breden, Braaten, Bolten