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The surname Brewington was 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.

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.


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 and printed products wherever possible.


Notable amongst the family at this time was George Brunton, a writer in Edinburgh; Professor Alexander Brunton, a Professor of Oriental Languages at the University of Edinburgh; and David Brunton represented Lanarkshire in Scottish Parliament in 1585. Many years later Sir Thomas...

Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brewington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


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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    Other References

    1. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    3. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Brewington Family Crest was acquired from the 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.

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