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Brew History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , Irish


The name Brew was brought to England by the Normans when they conquered the country in 1066. The ancestors of the Brew family lived in Norfolk. Historians disagree on which of three regions of Normandy the name is drawn from, Brix, Le Brus, or Briouze, but whatever the region the name is clearly from Normandy.


Early Origins of the Brew family


The surname Brew was first found in Suffolk at Little Wenham, a parish, in the incorporation and hundred of Samford. "The church contains memorials to the family of Brewes. Here are the remains of an old castellated mansion, the seat of that ancient family, by whom it appears to have been erected in 1569; it has been converted into a granary." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Early History of the Brew family


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Brew Spelling Variations


It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Brew are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Brew include Brewes, Brews, Brewe, Brewse, Brewis, Brew, Brewas, Brewase, Brue, MacBrew and many more.

Early Notables of the Brew family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Brew family to Ireland


Some of the Brew family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Brew family to the New World and Oceana


Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Brew, or a variant listed above:

Brew Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Sackfield Brew who settled in Virginia in 1652

Brew Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Brew, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1851
  • Frances Brew, aged 35, who landed in America from Dublin, in 1897
  • Francis Brew, aged 35, who landed in America from Dublin, in 1897
  • Ellie Brew, aged 22, who landed in America from Kilrush, in 1899

Brew Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Emily Brew, aged 4, who immigrated to America from Isle of Man, in 1901
  • Charlotte Brew, aged 32, who immigrated to the United States from Isle of Man, in 1901
  • Annie Brew, aged 21, who immigrated to America from Milltownalley, in 1903
  • Arthur Brew, aged 15, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Allen Henry Brew, who was naturalized in Montana in 1904
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brew Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • William Brew, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • William Brew, who settled in Halifax Nova Scotia between 1749 and 1752

Brew Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Francis Brew, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1852

Brew Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Brew, English convict from Staffordshire, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  • Michael Brew, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Lady Ann"

Contemporary Notables of the name Brew (post 1700)


  • Derrick Brew (b. 1977), American gold and bronze medalist at the 2004 Olympics
  • Thomas F. Brew, American politician, First Selectman of Newtown, Connecticut, 1926-27 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John T. Brew, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1900; Postmaster at Erie, Pennsylvania, 1914-17 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Nathan Brew (b. 1982), Welsh international rugby union player
  • Chartres Brew (1815-1870), Irish-born Chief Constable and judge in the Colony of British Columbia, eponym of three locations of Mount Brew, British Columbia
  • Aled Brew (b. 1986), Wales international rugby union player
  • Thaddeus Brew McClain (1876-1935), American track and field athlete at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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