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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.

Brew Early Origins



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.

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Brew Spelling Variations


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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.

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Brew Early History


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Brew Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brew research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 150 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Brew History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brew Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brew Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brew Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brew In Ireland


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Brew In Ireland



Some of the Brew family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 59 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



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 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 emigrated to America from Isle of Man, in 1901
  • Charlotte Brew, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from Isle of Man, in 1901
  • Annie Brew, aged 21, who emigrated 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, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Lady Ann"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brew (post 1700)


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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
  • John T. Brew, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1900; Postmaster at Erie, Pennsylvania, 1914-17
  • 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

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Brew Family Crest Products


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Citations


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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

Other References

  1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  11. ...

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

This page was last modified on 29 February 2016 at 15:04.

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