Meaning and Origin of: Brew

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Brewer

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Last name origin & 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.