Last name: Brewster
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I am a descendant of William Brewster of the Mayflower. Checking out the surnames here - very interesting!
My mother's name is Mary Brouster and the farthest I can trace back is Louisiana. Any info would be great!
Matthew Brewster's explanation sounds pretty interesting, I've never heard that theory before.
My dad was from St Vincent his name-Albert Brewster (1920-2005) and his dad was from Barbados - James Brewster. I was told that my uncles went to St Lucia, Barbados and Guyana. I am in search of family history. I am from Trinidad.
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As it's an occupational name it's very likely that it originated in a number of places at once. If you check out the Oxford surname dictionary they suggest that the name is more common in Scotland, northern and eastern England. The suggestion is that the -ster suffix actually denotes someone who brewed beer professionally as opposed to being a general household duty. I wonder whether the ster isn't actually a shortening of Master, hence Brewmaster, the head of a brewery. Haven't been able to find any documentary evidence though. By the way, my grandparents came from Scotland but 100 years before that my line were in County Mayo, Ireland and I suspect from Scotland before that. Is anyone aware of this line?
Donald - It is a Scottish surname, this entry is mistaken.
My name is Cyrus Brewster and was born in Barbados West Indies on September 1937. My father's name was Edmond Brewster and my Mother's name was Eudalee Brewster. I very much would like to know am I an those of my Ancestors
thats because it is scottish :)
Donald F. Brewster
My name is Donald Brewster and my family name came to me from the caribbean nation of Barbados. I'm of Afro-Caribbean descent and I know there are a lot of people with the surname Brewster in Barbados. For years, I assumed that my name was English but in recent years I was told it's actually Scottish.
My great, great grandfather, Rheese McGregor, was married to a woman named Charlotte Pierce Brewster. My notes show that they were of Taylorsville, Georgia. I want to know more about her lineage.
My name is Mary Milson. My maiden name is Mary Brewster and I was born on 23/05/1955. My father's name was Gordon and he was born on 12/7/1917. His father John came here when he was 15 and settled in Casino where he later had a joinery. I think he came out here because he had a half-brother her. Gordon married Mary Cecilia Canavan in 1944.