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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Brewer

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  • According to a user from Georgia, United States, the name Brewer is of French origin and means "Someone that makes beer or alcoholic beverages".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Brew"er
One who brews; one whose occupation is to prepare malt liquors.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The owner or manager of a brewery
  2. Someone who brews beer or ale from malt and hops and water
  1. A surname​ for a brewer of ale.
  2. A city in Maine
  3. (soccer) A player, supporter or other person connected with Burton Albion Football Club.

Notable Persons Named Brewer

Brewer twins is a model. Brewer was given the name Derek Brewer, Keith Brewer on September 21st, 1973 in Torrance, California. Brewer is also known as BrewerTwins.


Brewer was born on November 16th, 1924 in Coila, Mississippi. He passed away on August 30th, 1999.


Brewer was born on January 9th, 1891. He left this life on January 20th, 1949.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Brewer

George Reeves was an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1933 to 1959. George was given the name George Keefer Brewer on January 5th, 1914 in Woolstock, Iowa, U.S. George is also known as George Bessolo. He died on June 16th, 1959.


Madeline Brewer is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 2013. Madeline was born on May 1st, 1992 in Pitman, New Jersey, U.S.


Jamie Brewer is an actress and model. She has had major accomplishments since 2011. Jamie was born on February 5th, 1985 in California, U.S.


Jan Brewer is a Member of the Board of Supervisors of Maricopa County, 22nd Governor of Arizona, 18th Secretary of State of Arizona, and Member of theBoard of SupervisorsofMaricopa County. Jan was born on September 26th, 1944 in Hollywood.


Corey Brewer is a basketball player for the Houston Rockets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Dallas Mavericks, and Denver Nuggets in the National Basketball Association. His most notable accomplishments were from 2007 to present. Corey was born on March 5th, 1986 in Portland, Tennessee.


Mike Brewer is a television presenter, former car trader, journalist, talk show host, media personality, presenter, automobile salesperson, list of talk show hosts, infotainment, and formercar trader. He was most prominent from 1997 to present. Mike was born on August 28th, 1964 in Lambeth.


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Popularity of Brewer as a first name

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Popularity of Brewer as a last name

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Common last names for Brewer

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Brewer U.S.
  White 81.30% 64.26%
  African American 12.64% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.42% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.35% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.09% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.19% 16.26%

Of Last Name Brewer

People with the last name Brewer are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Brewer

  • How Popular is the name Brewer? Brewer is the 17,863rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Brewer was the 303rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Brewer have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 427 babies born with the first name Brewer in the United States. That's more than enough people named Brewer to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Brewer? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Brewer first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Brewer is Friday, July 23rd, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Brewer born? The highest recorded use of the first name Brewer was in 2012 with a total of 43 babies.
  • Random Brewer Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Brewer is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Brewer: Your name in reverse order is Rewerb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Brweer. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Brewer? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 103,318 people with the last name Brewer.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Brewer? Brewer was ranked as the 303rd most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.