Boy name origins & meanings
- Old English : Brewer
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, whileBrewster 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.