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The name Breuer was carried to England in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Breuer family lived in Devon. The name comes from the Norman area of Brovera or Brueria, now Breviare, near Caen, in Normandy. In its more obvious Old English derivation, the name indicates the bearer is a professional brewer of beers or ales, and stems from the root breowan, of the same meaning.

Breuer Early Origins



The surname Breuer was first found in Devon where they were found "at the time of the Domesday Survey and founded Tor Abbey." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
ANother source provides more detail. "Of 32 Praemonstratensian monasteries in England, that of Torre, founded and endowed by William de Brewer in 1196, was by far the richest; it was dedicated to Our Holy Saviour, the Virgin Mary, and the Holy Trinity. " [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Henry de Briwere is generally thought to be one of the first recorded there, held five fees in Devon during the reign of King Stephen (1135-1154.) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)

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Breuer Spelling Variations


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Breuer Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Brewer, Bruer, Bruyere, Brewyer, Breuer, Brower and others.

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Breuer Early History


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Breuer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Breuer research. Another 341 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 120 and 1200 are included under the topic Early Breuer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Breuer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Breuer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Breuer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Breuer or a variant listed above:

Breuer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Breuer arrived in Philadelphia in 1767

Breuer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wilhelm Heinrich Breuer and Gustav Breier both settled in Texas in 1845
  • Elis Breuer, who arrived in America in 1845
  • Michael Breuer, who arrived in Brazil in 1845
  • Joh Herm Breuer, who arrived in America in 1846
  • Mathilde Breuer, who landed in Buffalo, NY in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Breuer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Elisabeth Breuer, aged 18, landed in New York, NY in 1927

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Contemporary Notables of the name Breuer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Breuer (post 1700)



  • Louis Henry Breuer (1879-1964), American Republican politician, Member of Missouri Republican State Committee, 1908-12, 1918-22; Mayor of Rolla, Missouri, 1914-17
  • Lee F. Breuer, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland 5th District, 1990
  • Carl Breuer, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in La Paz, 1938; La Guaira, 1943
  • A. Breuer, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Las Vegas, Nevada, 2011
  • Jim Breuer (b. 1967), American comedic actor
  • Marcel Lajos Breuer (1902-1981), American architect and designer
  • Rolf E Breuer (b. 1937), German Banker
  • Josef Breuer, Austrian physician, whose works lay the foundation of psychoanalysis

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)

Other References

  1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  11. ...

The Breuer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Breuer 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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