The founding heritage of the Brewerray family is in the Anglo-Saxon
culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Brewerray comes from when one of the family worked as a brewer. The surname Brewerray 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 Brewerray family
The surname Brewerray was first found in Cambridgeshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Brewerray family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brewerray research.Another 367 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1273 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Brewerray History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brewerray Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Brewerray has been spelled many different ways, including Brewery, Brewerie, Bruere, Brewerry, Brewary, Bruerey, Bruerie and many more.
Early Notables of the Brewerray family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brewerray family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Brewerrays to arrive in North America: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.