The name Brueray is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by someone who worked as a brewer. The surname Brueray is derived from the Old English word brewere,
which in turn comes from the Old English word breowan,
which means to brew.
However, the name may also be derived from residence in the place called Bruer in Lincolnshire
, the settlement of Bruera in Cheshire
, or even the place called Bruyère in Calvados, Normandy
. The name of the Norman settlement is derived from the Old French word bruière,
which means heath,
while the names of the English settlements are translated from the Old English word hæth,
which has the equivalent meaning.
Early Origins of the Brueray family
The surname Brueray was first found in Cambridgeshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Brueray family
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Brueray Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Brueray include Brewery, Brewerie, Bruere, Brewerry, Brewary, Bruerey, Bruerie and many more.
Early Notables of the Brueray family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brueray family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.