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Multiple Origins for the Surname Brew


Irish


The surname Brew can have three possible origins. It can be a Manx name, from MacVriew, or an Irish name, from O Brugha or O Brughadha. Or it can be of Norman descent, from the names de Berewa and de Bruth. Burrough and Burrowes are related to these Norman names, as their English derivatives meaning "dweller at a bower-house."

Brew Early Origins



The surname Brew was first found in Queen's County and Kilkenny, where the Norman surnames de Berewa and de Burgh appear as early as 1190. In County Kildare, one Geoffrey Broy was outlawed as a robber in 1297.

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Brew Spelling Variations


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Brew Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Brew, Broe, Broy, Burrough, Burrowes and others.

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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 176 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1753 and 1841 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 30 words (2 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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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

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 [1]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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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Audaces fortuna juvat
Motto Translation: Fortune favours the bold.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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. 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. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  3. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  4. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  5. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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