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The Anglo-Saxon name Brewis comes from when the family resided in or near the brewhouse. The name was also likely derived from the French word Broase in Normandy. However, in England, the name was principally found in Yorkshire.

Brewis Early Origins



The surname Brewis was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Brewis Spelling Variations


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Brewis 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. Brewis has been recorded under many different variations, including Brewhouse, Brewhous, Breuhouse, Breuhous, Brewhus, Bruhus, Brewis, Brewas and many more.

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Brewis Early History


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Brewis Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brewis research. Another 464 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1302, 1332, 1379, 1500, 1703, 1739, and 1760 are included under the topic Early Brewis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brewis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brewis Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brewis 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 Brewis or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brewis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brewis (post 1700)



  • Henry Brewis (1932-2000), English artist and humourous poet
  • Lady Anne Brewis MBE (1911-2002), English botanist, daughter of Roundell Cecil Palmer, 3rd Earl of Selborne
  • John Thomas "Tom" Brewis (1907-1975), English footballer who played from 1928 to 1939
  • Robert Brewis, English professional footballer who played from 1907 to 1909
  • John "Henry" Brewis (1920-1989), Scottish Unionist Party politician and barrister, Member of Parliament for Galloway (1959-1974), Lord Lieutenant of Wigtown (1981-1989)
  • Johannes Daniel "Hannes" Brewis (1920-2007), South African rugby union player
  • Peter Brewis, British composer and instrumentalist
  • John Beverley Brewis (1920-1989), British politician and barrister, Member of Parliament for Galloway (1959-1974)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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    The Brewis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brewis 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 9 September 2015 at 07:57.

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