Christopher Brew

17 February 1828–
Ballaugh, Isle of Man

The Life of Christopher

When Christopher Brew was christened on 17 February 1828, in Ballaugh, Isle of Man, his father, William Brew, was 34 and his mother, Catharine Callister, was 28.

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William Brew
Catharine Callister
John Brew
Philip Brew
Catharine Brew
Christopher Brew

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World Events (3)


Douglas becomes the capital of the Isle of Man, after its parliament. Tynwald moved their chambers from Castletown.

First Elections to the House of Keys.

The Education Act of 1872 marked an important turning point for the recognition and use of Gaelic within the education system.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Brughadha ‘descendant of Brughaidh’, a byname meaning ‘strong farmer’, ‘prosperous farmer’.2 Manx: Anglicized form of the Gaelic occupational term breitheamh ‘judge’, ‘deemster’ ( see Brain ).3 Probably an Americanized spelling of German and Swiss Breu, a variant of Breuer .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Christopher Brew, "Isle of Man Parish Registers, 1598-2009"
  • Catharine Callister in entry for Christopher Brew, "Isle of Man Births and Baptisms, 1607-1910"
  • Christopher Brew, "Isle of Man Births and Baptisms, 1607-1910"

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