Last Name BREWSTER

Summary/Contribute


Meaning The brewster, with the faminine suffix because it was probably a woman's business at first.
A brewer of malt liquor.
Origin English, Irish

Rank 1,770 (2000 US census) 1,386 (1990 US census)
Count 18,554 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 74.61%, or 13843 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 19.75%, or 3664 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.39%, or 72 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.73%, or 135 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.88%, or 349 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 2.64%, or 490 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

How many distinct last names exist in the United States of America?

How does one estimate/guess that number? The first source that comes to mind is the result of the latest available census. We know that 2000 year census presents us with a little over 150,000 unique surnames. The least po...

Longest baby names

The longest first name, consisting of 12 characters, from the baby names reported since the year 1880 in the United States is Francisquita.

There are three names consisting of 11 characters: Christopher, Margueritta, and Margueritte

Shortest last names

The 2000 USA census contains no surnames with ONE character. The shortest last names there have at least two characters in them. We found 175 of those. It does not mean that a one character name does not exist. The census data only contain surnames that occurred at lea...


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