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Brewer family page

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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

Family records


Church records


Family trees


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

Notes on our list, abbreviations used etc


Occupation records


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

  • William Brewer - 12 September 1896, D/Y/A/55
  • George Brewer, 13 Havre des Pas, St Helier, bequeaths - 28 August 1937, D/Y/A/101


Burial records

  • Brewer burial records 1867-1960: These records are taken from record books of the main undertaker in business during these years. Further undertakers' records can be found in the indexes contained in our Burial records section, as well as records for individual cemeteries. They will be added to individual family pages as time permits.

Family gravestones

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