Brust History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The story of the name Brust reaches back through Scottish history to the kingdom of Dalriada. The name evolved for a person who worked as a brewster or brewer. Brust is an occupational name, given to someone who held the occupation of a brewer of ale. The inclusion of the feminine suffix -ster, indicates that this was originally a woman's occupation. Members of the Brust family were originally found in Lanarkshire, where the family can trace its origin to shortly after the Norman Conquest, in 1066.

Early Origins of the Brust family

The surname Brust was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow. The Scord of Brouster is one of the earliest Neolithic farm sites in Shetland, Scotland dating back to 2220 BC. Some of the earliest records of the family include: Nicholaus, braciator regis (i.e. the king's brewer), was present at the perambulation of lands in 1219; Johannes the 'braciator' was one of the 'native men' of the Abbey of Dunfermline in the thirteenth century; and Thomas le Breuester of the forest of Passeley in the county of Lanark rendered homage in 1296. [1]

Early History of the Brust family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brust research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1382, 1480, 1379, 1599, 1663, 1645, 1659, 1623, 1671, 1653, 1656, 1560, 1644, 1620, 1674, 1702, 1674 and 1698 are included under the topic Early Brust History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brust Spelling Variations

Spelling variations are the result of the medieval practice of spelling according to sound and repeated translation between Gaelic and English. Many spelling variations of Brust have been recorded over the years, including Brewster, Broster, Brouster, Brewester, Brostar and many more.

Early Notables of the Brust family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Robert Brewster (1599-1663), an English politician and officer who sat in the House of Commons between 1645 and 1659, he was a general in the Parliamentary army in the English Civil War; Francis Brewster (1623- 1671), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1653 and 1656; and Elder William Brewster (c.1560-1644), Pilgrim colonist leader and preacher born in Doncaster...
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Brust Ranking

In the United States, the name Brust is the 10,000th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2]

Ireland Migration of the Brust family to Ireland

Some of the Brust family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Brust migration to the United States +

Numerous Scottish settlers settled along the east coast of the colonies that would become the United States and Canada. Others traveled to the open country of the west. At the time of the American War of Independence, some remained in the United States, while those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The highland games and Clan societies that sprang up across North America in the 20th century have helped many Scots to recover parts of their lost traditions. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Brusts to arrive in North America:

Brust Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Georg Brust, who arrived in New York in 1709-1710 [3]
  • Joh Christoffel Brust, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1749 [3]
  • Joh Conrat Brust, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1749 [3]
  • Johan Conrad Brust, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [3]
  • Johannes Christoph Brust, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Brust Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christian Brust, who arrived in Texas in 1844 [3]
  • Dorothea Brust, who landed in America in 1846 [3]
  • Caspar Brust, who landed in Maryland in 1847 [3]
  • Nicholas Brust, aged 22, who arrived in Missouri in 1847 [3]
  • Richard Brust, aged 25, who arrived in Missouri in 1849 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Brust Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Frank Brust, who arrived in Arkansas in 1905 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Brust (post 1700) +

  • Leo Joseph Brust (1916-1995), American Roman Catholic titular bishop of Suelli
  • Peter J. Brust (1869-1946), American architect, and fellow of the American Institute of Architects
  • Steven Karl Zoltán Brust (b. 1955), American fantasy and science fiction author, best known for his novels about the assassin Vlad Taltos
  • Barry Brust (b. 1983), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player

  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
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  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook
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