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"BREWSTER. From the occupation of " brewster' or brewer." The feminine suffix -ster, as with Baxter, shows that originally it was a woman's occupation. Sir John Skene, in his De verborum significatione, defines 'Browsters' as 'wemen quha brewes aill to be sauld." In mediaeval Latin documents the word is rendered braciator (a word of Gaulish origin as noted by Pliny, Hist. Nat., xvm, 11, whence French brasseur, brewer). Nicholaus, braciator regis (i.e. the king's brewer), was present at the perambulation of lands in 1219 (APS., i, p. 91). Johannes the 'brae in tor' was one of the 'native men' of the Abbey of Dunfermline in the thirteenth century (RD., 330), and Thomas le Breuester of the forest of Passeley in the county of Lanark rendered homage in 1296 (Bain, n, p. 213). Johannes dictus Brouster held land to Aberdeen to 1382 (RMS., i, 682), Robert Brewester, a Scot, received letters of denisation to England in 1480 (Bain, rv, 1465), another Robert Broustar was burgess of Glasgow in 1487 (REG., 449), William Broster held land to Arbroath to 1513 (RAA., n, 541), Thomas Brouster was curate to Sir John Swinton of that Ilk to 1515, and Duncanus Broustir appears to Murthlac, 1550 (Ittus., n, p. 261). In some instances, particularly to the north, this name is a translation of MACGHUER, q.v. Gillecrist Brouster was one of the sufferers from the hership of Petty fa 1502 (Rose, p. 176). Broistar 1541, Brostar 1460, Broustar 1528, Broustare 1556, Browistar 1550, Browster 1798, Browstare 1468. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Some Famous People with the surname of Brewster

Wikipedia Sir David Brewster FRS (11 December 1781 ? 10 February 1868) was a Scottish physicist, mathematician, astronomer, inventor, and writer.
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Wikipedia Benjamin Harris Brewster (October 13, 1816 ? April 4, 1888) was an attorney and politician from New Jersey, who served as United States Attorney General from 1881 - 1885.
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Wikipedia Daniel Baugh Brewster (November 23, 1923?August 19, 2007) was a Democratic member of the United States Senate, representing the State of Maryland from 1963 until 1969.
Wikipedia Craig James Brewster (born 13 December 1966) is a Scottish association football manager and player, who plays for and coaches Ross County.
Wikipedia Diane Brewster (11 March 1931 in Kansas City, Missouri ? 12 November 1991 in Studio City, California) was an American television actress most noted for playing three distinctively different roles in US TV series of the 1950s and 60s: confidence trickster "Samantha Crawford" in "Maverick"; pretty young second-grade teacher "Miss Canfield" in "Leave It to Beaver"; and doomed wife "Helen Kimble" in "The Fugitive".
Wikipedia Darrel "Pete" Brewster(born September 1, 1930) is a former American football end and coach and collegiate football and basketball player.
Wikipedia Tim Brewster (born October 13, 1960 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey) is the head coach of the Minnesota Golden Gophers football team and the 26th head coach in program history.
Wikipedia Anna Brewster (born 1986) is a British actress and model.
Wikipedia Elizabeth Winifred Brewster, CM (born 26 August 1922) is a Canadian poet and academic.
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Wikipedia Elder Jonathan Brewster (August 12, 1593 ? August 7, 1659) was an early American settler, the son and eldest child of elder William Brewster and his wife, Mary.
Wikipedia John Alexander Brewster (1826?1889) was the fourth California Surveyor General, serving from 1856 to 1858.
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Wikipedia William Herbert Brewster (July 2, 1897 in Somerville, Tennessee ? October 14, 1987 in Memphis, Tennessee) was an influential African American Baptist minister, composer, dramatist, singer, poet and community leader.
Wikipedia Abraham Brewster (April 1796 ? July 26, 1874) was an Irish judge and Lord Chancellor of Ireland.
Wikipedia James Colin Brewster (born 1826) was the cofounder of the Church of Christ (Brewsterite), a schismatic sect in the Latter Day Saint movement.
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Wikipedia William Root Brewster (July 27, 1828 ? December 13, 1869) was an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War who commanded a regiment in the famed Excelsior Brigade of the Army of the Potomac.
Wikipedia Benjamin Brewster (June 30, 1828 ? August 23, 1897) was an American industrialist, financier, and one of the original trustees of Standard Oil.

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