Brewer Name Study

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Surnames/tags: Brewer Brower Brewster
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Welcome to the Brewer One Name Study

About the Project

The Brewer Name Study project serves as a collaborative platform to collect information on the Brewer name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join the study to help make it a valuable reference point for other genealogists who are researching or have an interest in the Brewer name.

As a One Name Study, this project is not limited to persons who are related biologically. Individual team studies can be used to branch out the research into specific methods and areas of interest, such as geographically (England Brewers), by time period (18th Century Brewers), or by topic (Brewer DNA, Brewer Occupations, Brewer Statistics). These studies may also include a number of family branches which have no immediate link with each other. Some researchers may even be motivated to go beyond the profile identification and research stage to compile fully sourced, single-family histories of some of the families they discover through this name study project.

Also see the related surnames and surname variants.

... ... ... is a member of the Brewer Name Study Project.

Once you are ready to go, you can also show your project affiliation with the ONS Member Sticker:


If a team does not yet exist for your particular area of interest, please contact the Name Study Coordinator: Charlotte Shockey for assistance.

Teams / Research Pages

Add the following to the top of your profile if you'd like to be part of the study: {{One Name Study|name=Brewer}}

Project Leader: Charlotte Shockey

Brewer One Name Study Goals

The objective of this study is to identify all Brewer cousins. The sort out the brickwalls and find solutions.

What You Can Do

  1. Work cooperatively together with other Brewer profile managers to create the best Brewer tree possible.
  2. Search out original rather than derivative documentation and add sources to Brewer profiles.
  3. Write comprehensive, well-sourced biographies for Brewer profiles.
  4. Check for duplicates and request merges.
  5. Contact Sarah to request PPP status for those profiles that meet the criteria for project protection. This will protect them from an incorrect merge.
  6. If you are a male with the Brewer surname or a variant and haven't already, please consider testing your yDNA through the Brewer FamilyTreeDNA Project (link below) so that we can all have a better understanding of our heritage and possibly make new discoveries.

Brewer Brickwalls

Brickwalls Page

The Brewer Name

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’.

Name Variations

(click to see list of WikiTree profiles for each surname)


Notable Brewer's

Will add links to those in WikiTree as I find them.

Brewer Place Names

  • Brewer, Maine

Brewer Businesses, Etc

Brewer DNA Studies

Brewer FamilyTreeDNA Group
Brewer, David, 1808, AncestryDNA Circle

Books Written By Brewer's

The following are books written by Brewer's and descendants that are not of a genealogical matter.

Brewer Resources

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Brewer Crest
Brewer Crest

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I would like to join the Brewer name study group. Please tell me how I go about doing this. I have been working on the Brewers in Missouri, especially Oregon County, Missouri. I have hit a brick wall on some of the family before they came to Missouri and would like to know if anyone has information on the Henry Brewer who is Find A Grave: Memorial #155391469. What is the source for saying he is a son of George Washington Brewer and Nancy Jane Butler?

Thanks Wilda

posted by Wilda (Willard) Pingel