Brew—Brew is the anglicised form of the Isle of Man surname McBreive (Mac Breatheamh), the "son of the judge," from britheamh, judge. The Norse term Deemster superseded the Britheamh, or Judge, in the Isle of Man, and those of the name Deemster is undoubtedly a translation of McBreive and Brew.
Alphabetical Index of Surnames
In Popular Rhymes and Sayings of Ireland (first published in 1924) John J. Marshall examines the origin of a variety of rhymes and sayings that were at one time in vogue around different parts of the country, including those which he recalled from his own childhood in County Tyrone. Numerous riddles, games and charms are recounted, as well as the traditions of the ‘Wren Boys’ and Christmas Rhymers. Other chapters describe the war cries of prominent Irish septs and the names by which Ireland has been personified in literature over the centuries.
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