Bruery is an old Anglo-Saxon
name that was given to a person who was a brewer. The surname Bruery 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 Bruery family
The surname Bruery was first found in Cambridgeshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bruery family
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Bruery Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Bruery has been recorded under many different variations, including Brewery, Brewerie, Bruere, Brewerry, Brewary, Bruerey, Bruerie and many more.
Early Notables of the Bruery family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bruery family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bruery or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.