Name Origin: English
Name Gender: Male
very early 13c. as a surname, most likely originally "women brewer" (even though a lot of the early surnames in the documents are of men), from brew (v.) + -ster. Compare Old French braceresse "female brewer," Middle English title Clarice le Breweres regarding the 1312 Colchester Borough legal Rolls.
The first ten volumes (1819-1824) were published under the joint editorship of Brewster and Jameson, the remaining four volumes (1825-1826) being edited by Jameson alone.