The Brinker name was called Brungger while they were in Switzerland.
Brinker, Brinkman, Brink, Brinkmann (Germ, Dutch) Dweller on, or near, the grassy hill; or by the village
green. From, "New Dictionary of American Family Names." by Elsdon C. Smith, c. 1956,1973; page 60.
Brinker, Brinkman, Brinkmeyer, Brinkmayer, Brinkmeier (small farmer). From, "German-American Names." by George
F. Jones, c. 1990; page 92.
"OLD GERMAN PROFESSIONS, OCCUPATIONS and ILLNESSES "; translated from German into English language (courtesy
of Oliver Weiss). Found on the internet at
"Brenker - one who lives on the edge of a village near a grassy hill called a Brink
"Brinker, Brinklieger, Brinkmann, Brinksitzer, Brinkkoet(h)ner - cottager on the edge of a village near a
grassy hill called a Brink."