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Brewster Genealogy and Brewster Family History Information

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  • Abigail Brewster (1621 - c.1659)
  • Agnes Brewster (deceased)
    Citations 95. Hunt, John G., The Mother of Elder William Brewster of the Mayflower, New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 124, (1970), 250-251, available at . Links
  • Alice Brewster (1530 - 1611)
  • Ann Brewster (Addis) (1628 - 1708)
    Maiden name and widowed name is speculation but there is a good likelihood they are correct The Brewster genealogy, 1566-1907, Volume 1, Part 1 p. 37 "BENJAMIN BREWSTER (Jonathan*, Wäliam1),...

About the Brewster surname

The surname Brewster is an occupational surname for a brewer of beer or ale, and is of Anglo-Saxon origin. The name derives from the Olde English pre 7th Century verb 'breowan', to brew, and was in Middle English 'brewere', a brewer. Until the 13th Century, the name 'Brewster' was the feminine equivalent of 'Brewer', although after that date the term was used equally for male and female brewers.

Variations: Breustere, Briwerra, Brewer