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.

Longest last names

The 2000 USA census contains more than 150,000 surnames. The longest surnames contain 15 characters each. There are 23 names like that. There could be more of those last names in reality. Firstly because it has been 10+ years since the survey and we could have gotten...

English surnames

English surnames can be divided into five classes: Baptisimal or Personal (first) names, local, official, and occupative surnames. Nicknames represent the last class. Practically there are only four classes, for it is often hard ti distinguish between occupation and offic...

Surnames that make great first names

We do not really know what surnames will make great first name. It is just highly subjective. What we can tell you is what last names historically been used as first name. We do not know if they will be great. We just know they have been at some time...

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