Browers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient German region called the Rhineland is where Browers was first used as a hereditary surname. While Germans initially used one single name, they eventually adopted surnames to alleviate confusion with others of the same name. As the population grew and people traveled more, the confusion rose, and so did surname use. Many German surnames come from the work done by the original bearer of the surname. Browers is an occupational name for a person who made and sold ale or beer.

Early Origins of the Browers family

The surname Browers was first found in the Rhineland and Baden, where the name could be considered to make a great early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of early development of Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.

Early History of the Browers family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Browers research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1726, 1829, 1842, and 1895 are included under the topic Early Browers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Browers Spelling Variations

Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Browers include Brauer, Braur, Brauere, Braure, Brauerre, Braeuer ( Silesia and Hessen), Brauers (Rhineland), Breuer, Braeuers, Braeur, Braeurer, Breyer, Breier, Brower (East Friesland), Browers and many more.

Early Notables of the Browers family (pre 1700)

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Browers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Browers family

Between the 17th and 20th centuries, hundreds of thousands of Europeans came to North America, and many Rhinelanders were among them. They had many various reasons for making the choice: to escape poverty and persecution, for adventure, and for the opportunity to own their own land. Ellis Island, one of the main American immigration centers, saw many settlers as they moved on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, and New York. In Canada, they found homes in Ontario, and on the great plains of the Midwestern provinces. The Browers were among of the early German families that came to North America: Jacobus Brauer, who arrived in New York State in 1710. Andreas Brauer arrived in Philadelphia in 1750. Johannes Breuer arrived in 1767; while Wilhelm Heinrich Breuer and Gustav Breier both settled in Texas in 1845. Johann Ewald Breyer arrived in Philadelphia in 1749..



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