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Brew Family History

Brew Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Brughadha ‘descendant of Brughaidh’, a byname meaning ‘strong farmer’, ‘prosperous farmer’. Manx: Anglicized form of the Gaelic occupational term breitheamh ‘judge’, ‘deemster’ (see Brain). Probably an Americanized spelling of German and Swiss Breu, a variant of Breuer.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Drew, Bree, Brey, Rew, Wren, Brow, Trew, Breu, Bow, Bruer

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Where is the Brew family from?

You can see how Brew families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brew family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brew families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 18 Brew families living in Ontario. This was about 33% of all the recorded Brew's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Brew families in 1911.
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What did your Brew ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Brew. 75% of Brew men worked as a Farmer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    75%
  • Farming
    13%
  • Laborer
    13%
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Brew. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brew census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Brew. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Brew. For the veterans among your Brew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brew lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Brew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Brew in 1958 was 54, and 72 in 2004.

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