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Meaning and Origin of: Brewer

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Brewer

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : occupational name for a brewer of beer or ale, from an agent derivative of Old English brēowan ‘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’.