Breitkreutz Family History
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Breitkreutz Name Meaning
German: probably a nickname for a person with a broad butt. Breitkreutz replaced an earlier, more transparent form of the surname, Breitarsch, the use of Kreuz (literally ‘cross’) as a euphemism for ‘buttocks’ first occurring in the 17th century.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press