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Brewin Family History

Brewin Surname Meaning

English (mainly Leicestershire): variant of Bruin . Irish (Sligo): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Braoin ‘descendant of Braon’ a byname meaning ‘moisture drop’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Bredin, Breen, Brew, Brown, Begin, Lewin, Breden, Breslin, Brewer

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Where is the Brewin family from?

You can see how Brewin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brewin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brewin families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 520 Brewin families living in Leicestershire. This was about 44% of all the recorded Brewin's in United Kingdom. Leicestershire had the highest population of Brewin families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brewin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brewin ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Brewin. 9% of Brewin men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Brewin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brewin were Railway Clerk and Unpaid Domestic. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Railway Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Brewin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brewin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Brewin. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Brewin. For the veterans among your Brewin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brewin lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Brewin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Brewin in 1953 was 32, and 81 in 2004.

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