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Brost comes from the kingdom of Dalriada in ancient Scotland. It was a name for a person who worked as a brewster or brewer. Brost is an occupational name, given to someone who held the occupation of a brewer of ale. The inclusion of the feminine suffix -ster, indicates that this was originally a woman's occupation. Members of the Brost family were originally found in Lanarkshire, where the family can trace its origin to shortly after the Norman Conquest, in 1066.

Brost Early Origins



The surname Brost was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow. The Scord of Brouster is one of the earliest Neolithic farm sites in Shetland, Scotland dating back to 2220 B C. Some of the earliest records of the family include: Nicholaus, braciator regis (i.e. the king's brewer), was present at the perambulation of lands in 1219; Johannes the 'braciator' was one of the 'native men' of the Abbey of Dunfermline in the thirteenth century; and Thomas le Breuester of the forest of Passeley in the county of Lanark rendered homage in 1296. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

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Brost Spelling Variations


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Brost Spelling Variations



Historical recordings of the name Brost include many spelling variations. They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. They include Brewster, Broster, Brouster, Brewester, Brostar and many more.

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Brost Early History


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Brost Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brost research. Another 309 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1382, 1480, 1379, 1599, 1663, 1645, 1659, 1623, 1671, 1653, 1656, 1560, 1644, 1620, 1674, 1702, 1674 and 1698 are included under the topic Early Brost History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brost Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brost Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Robert Brewster (1599-1663), an English politician and officer who sat in the House of Commons between 1645 and 1659, he was a general in the Parliamentary army in the English Civil War; Francis Brewster (1623- 1671), an English...

Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brost Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brost In Ireland


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Brost In Ireland



Some of the Brost family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Many who arrived from Scotland settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many settlers who remained loyal to England went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Brost family emigrate to North America:

Brost Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anthony Brost, aged 33, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Antonius Brost, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Christ Brost, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749

Brost Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Elisabeth Brost, aged 47, landed in New York, NY in 1878
  • Adam Brost, aged 36, landed in New York, NY in 1878

Brost Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Otto Brost, aged 34, who landed in America from Gross Luska, Russia, in 1907
  • Anna Brost, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Wimninger, Germany, in 1912
  • Richard Brost, aged 39, who emigrated to the United States from Uetersen, Germany, in 1923
  • Clara-Alice Brost, aged 44, who landed in America from Germany, in 1924
  • Karl Brost, aged 11, who settled in America from Germany, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brost (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brost (post 1700)



  • Erich Brost (1903-1995), German journalist and publisher
  • Todd Brost (b. 1967), Canadian silver medalist ice hockey player at the 1992 Winter Olympics
  • Johannes Brost (b. 1946), Swedish actor

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

Other References

  1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  6. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  7. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. 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.
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Brost Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brost 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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