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Where did the Dutch Brouwers family come from? What is the Dutch Brouwers family crest and coat of arms? When did the Brouwers family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Brouwers family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Brouwer, Brouwers, Brouwershaven, Brouwet, Brouwen, Brouwern, Brouwermann and many more.
First found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brouwers research. Another 195 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1760, 1826, 1581, 1643, 1632, 1636, 1606, 1638, 1615 and 1681 are included under the topic Early Brouwers History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 95 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brouwers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Brouwers Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
The Brouwers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brouwers Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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