First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Brewster

User Submitted Origins

Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from California, U.S., the name Brewster is of Scottish origin and means "Brew master".
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International Interest
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After David Brewster.

  1. (optics) A unit of stress optical coefficient which is equal to 10−12m2/N or 10−12Pa-1. Symbol: B.

Derived from brew +‎ -ster.

  1. A brewer of ale.

    Notable Persons Named Brewster

    Notable Persons Named Brewster

    Brewster Kahle

    Brewster Kahle is a digital librarian, computer engineer, internet entrepreneur, digital library, computer engineering, and list of internet entrepreneurs. Brewster was born on October 22nd, 1960 in New York City.

    Brewster Jennings

    Brewster was born on June 9th, 1898. He passed away on October 2nd, 1968.

    Brewster Higley VI

    Brewster Higley VI was an otorhinolaryngology and otolaryngologist. Brewster was born on November 30th, 1823 in Rutland, Ohio. He left this life on December 9th, 1911.

    Brewster Mason

    Brewster Mason was an actor. Brewster was born on August 30th, 1922 in Kidsgrove, Staffordshire, England, UK. He breathed his last breath on August 14th, 1987.

    Brewster McCracken

    Brewster McCracken is a City Council, Austin, and Texas.

    Brewster Ghiselin

    Brewster was born on June 13th, 1903. He breathed his last breath on June 11th, 2002.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Brewster

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Brewster

    Jordana Brewster

    Jordana Brewster is an actress and model. Her ongoing career started in 1995. Jordana was born on April 26th, 1980 in Panama City.

    Paget Brewster

    Paget Brewster is an actress and actor. She has been prominent since 1997. Paget was given the name Paget Valerie Brewster on March 10th, 1969 in Concord, Massachusetts, United States.

    Dave East

    Dave East is a hip hop music rapping. He has been prominent since 2009. Dave was given the name David Brewster on June 3rd, 1988 in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.

    Anna Brewster

    Anna Brewster is an actress and model. Anna was born on January 1st, 1986 in Moseley, Birmingham, England, UK.

    Lamon Brewster

    Lamon Brewster is a boxer. Lamon was born on June 5th, 1973 in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.

    Ralph Owen Brewster

    Ralph Owen Brewster was a Governor of Maine. His most notable accomplishments were from 1941 to 1952. Ralph was born on February 22nd, 1888 in Dexter, Maine. He passed away on December 25th, 1961.

    • William Brewster
    • Diane Brewster
    • Sir David Brewster
    • Rayvon
    • Daniel Brewster
    • Jonathan Brewster
    • Michael Brewster
      Football Player
    • Benjamin H. Brewster
      Attorney General of Pennsylvania
    • Bill K. Brewster
    • Jr. John Brewster
    • Pete Brewster
      Football Player
    • Jr. Thomas Brewster
    • Joe Brewster
    • David Bryant Brewster

    Common last names for Brewster

    • Williams

    Common first names for Brewster

    • William
    • James
    • Robert
    • John
    • George
    • Charles
    • Margaret
    • Helen
    • Harold
    • Ruth
    • Elizabeth
    • Thomas
    • Joseph
    • Dorothy
    • Henry

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Brewster U.S.
      White 72.72% 64.26%
      African American 20.20% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.49% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.75% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.18% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 3.68% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Brewster

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

    Entire United States

    Fun Facts about the name Brewster

  1. How Popular is the name Brewster? Brewster is the 20,735th most popular name of all time. As a last name Brewster was the 1,830th most popular name in 2010.
  2. How many people with the first name Brewster have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 350 babies born with the first name Brewster in the United States. That's more than enough people named Brewster to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  3. What year were 5 or more babies first named Brewster? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  4. When was Brewster first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Brewster is Friday, January 28th, 1876.
  5. What year had the most people named Brewster born? The highest recorded use of the first name Brewster was in 1922 with a total of 13 babies.
  6. Weird things about the name Brewster: The name spelled backwards is Retswerb. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Wrtsbere. How do you pronounce that?
  7. How many people have the last name Brewster? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 19,564 people with the last name Brewster.
  8. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Brewster? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Brewster as their last name.
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