The German surname Brauer is occupational in origin. This convenient term is used to denote all surnames which are derived from the trade or profession which the original bearer of the name pursued. In this instance Brauer is derived from the Middle High German term "briuwer". meaning "brewer". The manufacture of alchoholic beer and ale and the fermenting of wines was necessary in every small village in feudal times, since ale was regarded as the "people's food in liquid form", and was enjoyed by everybody at all times. Records of the surname in Gemany date back as far as the thirteenth century.
As early as 1271 a certain Johann Bruere was recorded in Hamburg. Further early records from the same city offer the variants Bruwere, in 1273, and Braxator, in 1276 (Die hamburgischen Registren des dreiaehnten Jahrhunderts). In 1307 a certain Ludeke Bruwer was registeredas a citizenof the town of Greifswald.
Sixteenth century records document the marriage of Sibille Brauer and Hans Moritz von Meiningen in Joehstadt, Chemnita, in 1590. We also read of the christening of Balthasar Breuer, son of Jois Peter Breuer, in a Catholic Church in Ebersheim, Rheinhessen, on January 4th, 1699. In the following century we find recorded the marriage of Nicolaus Brauer and Catharina Beckers in a Catholic Church in Karden, Rheinland, on February 17th, 1789. Bertha Breuer, Daughter of Peter Breuer and Maria von Bey, was born in Mintard, Rheinland, on August 23rd, 1861. Notable bearers of this name include philosopher and statesman Friedrich Ludwig Breuer, born in 1788 and the musician and educator Bernhard Breuer, born in 1808.
BEAZON OF ARMS: Azure, on a mount verb, a falcon or, wings poised for flight. Translation: In heraldry the falcon denoted a bearer who is Eager in the Pursuit of his Objectives.
Or (gold) denoted Generosity and Elevation of mind. Hope and Joy are represented by vert (green) whilst azure (blue) indicates Loyalty.
CREST : Three ostrich feathers proper.
ORIGIN : GERMANY