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Meaning and Origin of: Brewster boy

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First name origin & meaning:

Old English: Brewer

First name variations: Brew, Brewer, Brewstar

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. 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.
  2. 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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