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The saga of the name Bruere follows a line reaching back through history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It was a name for someone who worked as a brewer. The surname Bruere 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.

Bruere Early Origins



The surname Bruere was first found in Cambridgeshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Bruere Spelling Variations


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Bruere Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Bruere were recorded, including Brewery, Brewerie, Bruere, Brewerry, Brewary, Bruerey, Bruerie and many more.

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Bruere Early History


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Bruere Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bruere research. Another 367 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1273 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Bruere History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bruere Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bruere Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 18 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bruere 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Bruere family emigrate to North America:

Bruere Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Bruere, aged 14, arrived in New York in 1711

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bruere (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bruere (post 1700)



  • Thomas Bruere, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1868
  • Theodore Bruere, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1884, 1900
  • Joseph H. Bruere, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Mercer County, 1867, 1871
  • James F. Bruere, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Mercer County, 1864
  • George James Bruere, Governor of Bermuda from 1764-1780

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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    The Bruere Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bruere 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 1 December 2015 at 15:02.

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