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Where did the Scottish Brewington family come from? What is the Scottish Brewington family crest and coat of arms? When did the Brewington family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Brewington family history?


Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Brewington has appeared as Brunton, Brunten, Bruntin and others.

First found in East Lothian, 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.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brewington research. Another 247 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1000, 1140, 1585, 1st , 1844 and 1916 are included under the topic Early Brewington History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 149 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brewington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them:

Brewington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ellen Brewington, who arrived in Maryland in 1661

Brewington Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Marion N. Brewington, aged 41, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Paul P. Brewington, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1919
  • Ed. Brewington, who emigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • Margaret Craigie Brewington, aged 33, who settled in America, in 1921


  • Jim Brewington, former professional American football player
  • Ron Brewington (b. 1946), American radio and television broadcaster
  • Jamie Chancellor Brewington (b. 1971), American former Major League Baseball player
  • Norman Brewington, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1952
  • Marion Vernon Brewington, American Democrat politician, Member of Maryland State Senate from Wicomico County, 1900-06
  • James T. Brewington Jr., American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1912; Candidate in primary for Illinois State Senate 1st District, 1938
  • Robert Brewington (b. 1952), English professional footballer


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: Fax mentis incendium gloriae
Motto Translation: The torch of glory inflames the mind.


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The Brewington Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brewington 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 25 November 2015 at 10:17.

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