Meaning and Origin of: Brewster

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Brewer

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Northern English and Scottish : occupational name for a brewer of beer or ale, from Old English brēowan ‘to brew’. Brewer is the usual term in southern England, while Brewster is mainly midland, northern, and Scottish.
  • The Mayflower Pilgrim William Brewster (1567–1644) was the son of the bailiff of the manor of Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, home of one of the earliest Puritan congregations. He was a prominent leader in Plymouth Colony from the 1620s until his death.