Brewer Family History

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Brewer Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a brewer of beer or ale, from an agent derivative of Old English breowan ‘to brew’. Compare Brewster. English (of Norman origin): anglicized form of French Bruyère (see Bruyere), habitational name from a place so called in Calvados, France. Translation of Dutch Brouwer, German Brauer or Breuer, etc., all occupational names meaning ‘brewer’.

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

Similar surnames: Breuer, Brewster, Breer, Breger, Reder, Bruer, Brauer, Bremer, Brower

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Brewer Family Origin

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Brewer Family Occupations

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

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Fisherman

  • Carpenter


In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Fisherman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brewer. A less common occupation for the Brewer family was Carpenter. The most common Brewer occupation in Canada was Farmer. 29% of Brewer's were Farmers.

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Brewer Historical Records

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Brewer Life Expectancy

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