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Brewer Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a brewer of beer or ale from Middle English brewere ‘brewer’ (an agent derivative of Old English brēowan ‘to brew’). Compare Brewster . English (of Norman origin): Anglicized form of French Bruyère (see Bruyere ) a habitational name from a place so called in Calvados France from Old French bruiere ‘heath’. Americanized form (translation into English) of Dutch Brouwer German Brauer or Breuer etc. all occupational names meaning ‘brewer’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Brewer family from?

You can see how Brewer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brewer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brewer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 302 Brewer families living in New Brunswick. This was about 45% of all the recorded Brewer's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Brewer families in 1911.
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What did your Brewer ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Brewer. 34% of Brewer men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Brewer women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brewer were Fisher and Student. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Fisher

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Saleslady
  • Farmer
  • Commis
  • Student
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Census Records

There are 496,000 census records available for the last name Brewer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brewer 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 31,000 immigration records available for the last name Brewer. 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 92,000 military records available for the last name Brewer. For the veterans among your Brewer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brewer lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Brewer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Brewer in 1940 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

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