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Early Origins of the Brerewood family

The surname Brerewood was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Brerewood family

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Brerewood Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Brerewood, Brerwood, Briarwood, Bryerwood, Brierwood, Brairwood and many more.

Early Notables of the Brerewood family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Edward Brerewood or Bryerwood (c.1565-1613), English antiquary and mathematician, Gresham Professor of Astronomy, London; Sir Robert Brerewood (1588-1654), English lawyer and politician; and Francis Brerewood (1694-1791), English painter. On the infamous side, Thomas Brerewood (c.1670-1746), was a 'Gentleman Entrepreneur & Fraudster' who was deeply involved in bankruptcy fraud known as the...
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Migration of the Brerewood family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

Contemporary Notables of the name Brerewood (post 1700) +

  • Thomas Brerewood (d. 1748), English poetical writer, son of Thomas Brerewood of Horton, Cheshire and grandson of Sir Robert Brerewood, justice of the court of common pleas [1]

  1. Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 5 Feb. 2019 on Facebook