Last name: Brewer
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My family came from Germany, Wales and England and it looks like the name could have come from any one of those places after reading this information.
I am a Brewer and its awesome
My Great Grandmother was a Brewer from Texas. Vernon Powderly Brewer was her name. Her father was James Anderson Brewer b. Tennessee d. Texas. His father was Samuel Morgan Brewer.
i have to do this for a class assignment and i am both german and wales so i am not completely sure about the origin of my name and where it came from
We have traced the family tree back as far as 1530 Wales with ancestor of William Brewer, Physician and a family crest featuring a mermaid.
We have Brewers here in Texas since the 1700 when it was Spain. When I was in Germany the Gemans did pronounce it Breaver.
there are other brewers wow i am also a brewer
Been wantingt to learn and trace my family history thak you for nudgein me
Yada yada yada. I think there is an old Norse origin to the name too. Bruar being a builder of bridges, bru being a stream or river. One particular version is a bridge builder for souls to cross over. In the parish registers in the mid 16th century the latin version of my ancestors name is given as Bruar,Bruer, which if think ties it backwards to the old Norse. And don't forget the Calvados and the Normans were ex-Vikings. The occupational derivation of the surname is tricky because if you look at the distribution of Brewers in the 1881 census for the UK most are clustered in the south, and in the south west in particular. As an occupation one would think they were evenly spread over the country. I suspect very few Brewers are descended from the occupation. Drogo de Briwere was a first cousin of William the bastard, aka the Conqueror.
It caught my eye that you wrote yada yada. Do you know anything more about Brewer (or Bruar) meaning (history)?
I am also a Brewer born in New Zealand in 1953 and curious about the origin of our name
I have always heard of the beer brewing origin of the last name Brewer. I love it!
Finally some interesting information on the Brewer name lol. Love the part of being a beer brewer, very true lol. I love my last name and am proud to have it =D
my grandmas name was brewer, so i guess that would be my moms maiden name........this was interesting but id like to know more :D
This is some interesting information about my last name. I have heard many time about the occupational meaning of brewing beer. I would be very proud if this holds true personally. =P