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Origins of surname

The most likely derivation of this name is an occupational surname for a brewer of beer. There is also a suggestion that it may have its origins in the commune Bruyere in the Calvados department of Normandy

Early records

The first appearance of this surname in Jersey records was in the 1820s and 30s when four children of William Brewer and Rachel Le Breton were baptised in St Helier


  • Brewer

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Great War service

Sons of William Matthew and Mary Ann Le Miere

  • Edward Charles Brewer (1885- ) (St H), Gunner RGA
  • William Matthew John Brewer (1880- ) (St H) ex-RMIJ, Private, Middlesex Regiment

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Family wills

These wills created by members of the family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Brewer : Bernard George , of Maytrees, 45, Cranbourne Road, Northwood, Middlesex - 10/Aug/1977 , 17/Jun/1980 , D/Y/B1/324/40
  • Brewer : Ethel Louisa , widow of Frederick Le Gresley, of St Anne's, Dicq Road, St Saviour - 13/May/1977 , 13/May/1977 , D/Y/B1/258/34
  • Brewer : Frank Wilmin , of Beauvoir, Mont Arthur, St Aubin, St Brelade - 01/Jun/1962 , 19/Apr/1971 , D/Y/B1/157/48
  • Brewer : George Harvey , 13 Havre des Pas, St Helier 9/06/1909 Bequeaths to Emily Elizabeth Cousins for life the property 13 Havre des Pas Bequeaths to title of 13 Havre des Pas to Emily Elizabeth Cousins - Unknown date , 28/Aug/1937 , D/Y/A/101/39
  • Brewer : Georgina Elizabeth , widow of John Philip Mourant and Harry Robert, of 8, Havre des Pas Gardens, St Helier - 14/Mar/1963 , 05/Dec/1979 , D/Y/B1/311/3
  • Brewer : Patricia Margot , wife of John Arthur Openshaw, of the motor vessel Tarifa, lying off the coast of Spain - 31/May/1966 , 02/Aug/1967 , D/Y/B1/110/20
  • Brewer : William James , of 49, Lawns Way, Collier Row, Romford, Essex - 05/Dec/1969 , 05/Dec/1969 , D/Y/B1/139/32
  • Brewer : William Matthew , ... - 08/Jan/1895 , 12/Sep/1896 , D/Y/A/55/76
  • Brewer : William Richard , of No 2, Rue de Trachy, Millbrook, St Helier - 28/May/1968 , 24/Apr/1978 , D/Y/B1/278/8


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