Brewer Family History & Genealogy

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Brewer Last Name History & Origin

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Updated Aug 31, 2020

History

After the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, the Brewer name is brought to the British Isles. The surname Brewer was first found in Devon, England. The surname was found at the time of the Domesday Survey (1085) and founding of Tor Abbey (1196). A William le Brewere was recorded in the 'Hundred Rolls' in 1273. John le Bruwere was found in 'Kirby's Quest.' Anthony Bruer was registered in 1588 at the University of Oxford.

The surname was also found in Celtic countries of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. The surname Brewer is usually associated with the Clan MacGregor (Clan Gregor) in Scotland. The names are tied because the surname MacGruther belongs to Clan MacGregor. MacGruther comes from the Gaelic "Mac Grudaire" which means "son of the brewer."

The Brewer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920.

Name Origin

"Brewer" is a derivative of the Old English word "breowan" meaning "to brew." It is an occupational name for a brewer of ale or beer. It could also come from the Norman area of Brovera or Brueria (now Breviare) in Normandy. Burgess and Brugha of Ireland are suspect as well. "Brewer" is a spelling variation of the English "Brewster," the French "Bruyère," the Dutch "Brouwer," or the German "Brauer" or "Breuer."

Spellings & Pronunciations

Brewster, Brauer, Breuer, Brower, Brouwer

Nationality & Ethnicity

England, Scotland, Germany

Famous People named Brewer

Antony Brewer (fl. 1655) - English dramatic writer. He penned 'The Love-sick King, an English Tragical History, with the Life and Death of Cartesmunda, the Fair Nun of Winchester.'
George Keefer Brewer (1914-1959) - American actor with the stage name "George Reeves"
Albert Brewer (1928-2017) - Governor of Alabama (1968-1971)
Teresa Brewer (1931-2007) - American singer
Janice Kay Brewer (b. 1944) - Governor of Arizona (2009-2015)
Carl Brewer (1957-2020) - Mayor of Wichita, Kansas (2007-2015)

Early Brewers

These are the earliest records we have of the Brewer family.

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1158 - 1192
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1702 - Unknown
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1707 - Unknown
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1750 - Sep 10, 1834
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1756 - Unknown
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1768 - 1839
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1800 - 1882
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1808 - 1872
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1810 - 1880
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1813 - 1892

Brewer Family Tree

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Sample of 20 Brewer Biographies

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Aug 7, 1890 - January 1963
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Sep 16, 1997 - Oct 17, 2010
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Dec 28, 1940 - Oct 3, 2010
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Jul 5, 1918 - Jul 26, 1995
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May 9, 1935 - Feb 11, 1997
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Aug 16, 1919 - Dec 28, 1990
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Feb 20, 1896 - November 1970
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Jul 11, 1930 - Oct 2, 1990
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Oct 8, 1908 - Jun 11, 1997
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Oct 14, 1901 - Jul 16, 1988
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Aug 17, 1905 - May 1982
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Dec 6, 1938 - September 1986
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Jul 10, 1926 - June 1973
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Nov 21, 1914 - Jun 18, 1997
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c. 1922 - Unknown
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c. 1933 - Unknown
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c. 1969 - Unknown
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Unknown - Unknown
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c. 1920 - Unknown

Brewer Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Brewer family member is 69.8 years old according to our database of 37,877 people with the last name Brewer that have a birth and death date listed.

Life Expectancy

69.8 years

Oldest Brewers

These are the longest-lived members of the Brewer family on AncientFaces.

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Nov 8, 1887 - May 30, 1996
108 years
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Sep 7, 1882 - January 1990
107 years
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Jun 10, 1866 - Feb 15, 1973
106 years
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Jul 4, 1904 - Jun 2, 2011
106 years
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Aug 20, 1884 - Apr 8, 1990
105 years
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Mar 6, 1884 - Sep 4, 1989
105 years
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Jan 12, 1893 - May 9, 1998
105 years
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Dec 29, 1872 - August 1978
105 years
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Nov 19, 1889 - Jan 3, 1994
104 years
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Feb 1, 1882 - February 1986
104 years

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Grace Brewer
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I come from Brewers in NW Georgia. From the research I have, I see they lived in Bartow, Polk, and Greene counties. I have been halted around 1820. If anyone has any info about this family, please feel free to reach out to me.
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