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The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Brewin came 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.

Brewin Early Origins



The surname Brewin 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.

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Brewin Spelling Variations


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Brewin Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Brewin has been recorded under many different variations, including Brewin, Brewne, Brewn, Bruin, Brunhus and others.

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Brewin Early History


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Brewin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brewin 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 Brewin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brewin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brewin Early Notables (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 Brewin 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Brewin or a variant listed above:

Brewin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Brewin, aged 24, landed in New York in 1831
  • William and Thomas Brewin who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1840

Brewin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Brewin, English convict from Leicester, who was transported aboard the "America" on April 4, 1829, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829

Brewin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Brewin arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1863
  • James Brewin arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1873
  • Eliza Brewin arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1873
  • Peter Brewin arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1873

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brewin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brewin (post 1700)



  • William F. Brewin, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1964
  • Michael Brewin (b. 1949), English-born, American guitarist, composer, author/writer, record producer, historian, educator, and political activist
  • John F. Brewin, Canadian politician, who served as Member of Parliament for Victoria from 1988 to 1993
  • Frank Gerald Singlehurst Brewin (1909-1976), Indian field hockey player who competed in the 1932 Summer Olympics
  • Gretchen Brewin, Canadian politician, Mayor of Victoria, British Columbia (1986-1990)
  • Francis Andrew Brewin (1907-1983), Canadian lawyer and politician

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829

Other References

  1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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The Brewin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brewin 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.

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