Brew Family History

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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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Brew Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Brew name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Brew. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    41%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    30%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Benin/Togo

    3%

  • Norway

    3%

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Brew Family Origin

Where is the Brew family from?

Brew Family Occupations

What did your Brew ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Brew occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Brew's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Brew family was Servant. Farmer and Mason were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Brew.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Mason

    25%
  • Servant

    25%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Brew ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Brew Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Brew Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brew

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brew ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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