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Last Name BREWSTER

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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.

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