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Updated June 9, 2019

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Brewer

Boy name variations

How Popular Is The Name Brewster

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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.

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