name Brewen comes from the baptismal name Brun
. As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are hardly any Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.
Early Origins of the Brewen family
The surname Brewen was first found in Leicestershire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D. The name was originally Bregwin, pronounced Brewin.
Early History of the Brewen family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brewen research.Another 343 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1833, 1538, 1577, 1570, 1656, 1616, 1695, 1682 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Brewen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brewen Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Brewen has appeared include Brewin, Brewne, Brewn, Bruin, Brunhus and others.
Early Notables of the Brewen family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Abraham de Bruyn (born 1538), a Flemish
engraver, established himself at Cologne about the year 1577, ranked among the Little Masters; Nicolaes de... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brewen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Brewen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Brewen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Frederick Brewen, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Anna Maria" in 1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ANNA MARIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849AnnaMaria.htm