Brewster Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GIVE ME ACCESS

Brewster Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: occupational name for a brewer of beer or ale, from Old English breowan ‘to brew’. Brewer is the usual term in southern England, while Brewster is mainly midland, northern, and Scottish.

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


Similar surnames: Brewer, Bruster, Breuer, Bester, Easter, Brester, Preister, Beisner

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Brewster Family Origin

Where is the Brewster family from?

SHOW MORE

Brewster Family Occupations

What did your Brewster ancestors do for a living?

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

SHOW MORE
  • Farmer

    23%
  • Farm Laborer

    7%
  • Going To School

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Brewster family was Laborer. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brewster. The most common Brewster occupation in Canada was Farmer. 23% of Brewster's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Brewster | Data not to scale

Brewster Historical Records

What Brewster family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Brewster ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Brewster

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Brewster Life Expectancy

What is the average Brewster lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brewster 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.

SHOW MORE

United States

Famous Brewster Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)

Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Look up another name