Brew - Anglicised Surnames in Ireland

Padraig Mac Giolla-Domhnaigh
1923

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 The Norse term Deemster superseded the Britheamh, or Judge, in the Isle of Man, and those of the name Deemster is undoubtedly a translation of McBreive and Brew.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 Anglicised Surnames in Ireland

See also Woulfe’s Irish Names and Surnames
and O'Hart's Irish Pedigrees