The vast movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066 brought the Brewse family name to the British Isles. They lived in Norfolk
. Historians disagree on which of three regions of Normandy
the name is drawn from, Brix, Le Brus, or Briouze, but whatever the region the name is clearly from Normandy.
Early Origins of the Brewse family
The surname Brewse was first found in Suffolk
at Little Wenham, a parish, in the incorporation and hundred
of Samford. "The church contains memorials to the family of Brewes. Here are the remains of an old castellated mansion, the seat of that ancient family, by whom it appears to have been erected in 1569; it has been converted into a granary." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Brewse family
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Brewse Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Brewes, Brews, Brewe, Brewse, Brewis, Brew, Brewas, Brewase, Brue, MacBrew and many more.
Early Notables of the Brewse family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brewse family to Ireland
Some of the Brewse family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 35 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Brewse family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Brewse Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- John Brewse, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749