The name Breweray comes from one of the family having worked as a brewer. The surname Breweray is derived from the Old English word brewere,
which in turn comes from the Old English word breowan,
which means to brew.
However, the name may also be derived from residence in the place called Bruer in Lincolnshire
, the settlement of Bruera in Cheshire
, or even the place called Bruyère in Calvados, Normandy
. The name of the Norman settlement is derived from the Old French word bruière,
which means heath,
while the names of the English settlements are translated from the Old English word hæth,
which has the equivalent meaning.
Early Origins of the Breweray family
The surname Breweray was first found in Cambridgeshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Breweray family
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Breweray Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Breweray have been found, including: Brewery, Brewerie, Bruere, Brewerry, Brewary, Bruerey, Bruerie and many more.
Early Notables of the Breweray family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Breweray family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Breweray, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.