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Brouwen Early Origins



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.

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Brouwen Spelling Variations


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Brouwen Spelling Variations



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

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Brouwen Early History


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Brouwen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brouwen research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1760, 1826, 1581, 1643, 1632, 1636, 1606, 1638, 1615 and 1681 are included under the topic Early Brouwen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brouwen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brouwen Early Notables (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...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brouwen 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



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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    3. Tapper, Michael Ed. Immigrants to the Middle Colonies A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists and Associated Data from The New York Genealogical Biographical Record. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    5. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    6. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 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. De Jong, Gerald Francis. The Dutch in America 1609-1974. New York: Twayne, 1975. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    11. ...

    The Brouwen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brouwen 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 May 2013 at 09:11.

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