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Multiple Origins for the Surname Brouwer


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Brouwer Early Origins



The surname Brouwer 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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Brouwer Spelling Variations


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Brouwer Spelling Variations



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

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Brouwer Early History


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Brouwer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brouwer 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 Brouwer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brouwer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brouwer 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 Brouwer 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 were:

Brouwer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Harmensen Brouwer, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1620-1664
  • Adair Brouwer, who landed in New York in 1642
  • Adam Brouwer, who landed in New York, NY in 1647
  • Willem Brouwer, who arrived in New York in 1657
  • Matthys Brouwer, who landed in New York in 1663
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brouwer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Diderick Brouwer, who landed in New York in 1709

Brouwer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Helmick Brouwer, aged 65, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Gerrit Brouwer, aged 2, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Gerrit J Brouwer, aged 36, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • John Brouwer, aged 36, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Mary Brouwer, aged 26, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brouwer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brouwer (post 1700)



  • Tony Brouwer, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 91st District in 1964
  • Rodney Brouwer, American politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa in 1996
  • Edward Brouwer (1892-1954), American politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Ottawa County, 1933-1936
  • Abraham E. Brouwer, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County, 1809-1810
  • Tony Brouwer, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 91st District, 1964
  • Rodney Brouwer, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1996
  • Edward Brouwer (1892-1954), American Republican politician,Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Ottawa County, 1933-36; Defeated in primary, 1940, 1950; Candidate for Michigan State Senate 23rd District, 1936
  • Abraham E. Brouwer, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County, 1809-10
  • Margaret Brouwer (b. 1940), American composer
  • Ronald Leendert Brouwer (b. 1979), Dutch field hockey player, member of the the silver medal winning Dutch national team at the 2004 Summer Olympics
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    2. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. 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).
    10. De Amicis, Edmondo and Helen Zimmern. Holland. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1894. Print.
    11. ...

    The Brouwer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brouwer 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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