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Early Origins of the Brouwen family

The surname Brouwen was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

Early History of the Brouwen family

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Brouwen Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Brouwer, Brouwers, Brouwershaven, Brouwet, Brouwen, Brouwern, Brouwermann and many more.

Early Notables of the Brouwen family (pre 1700)

From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included Hendrik Brouwer (1581-1643), Dutch sea explorer, governor-general of the Dutch East Indies (1632-1636), who devised the shipping route...
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Migration of the Brouwen family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Among them were: Adain Brouwer, Claes Matthys Brouwer, Jan Brouwer, and others, who arrived in New Netherlands in 1642. Settlers recorded in the 18th and 19th centuries in the great migration from Europe to the New World include: Pieter Brouwer, in Indiana, 1867.

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