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The connection between the name Brewerton and the name Brereton

Journal by Brewerton1949

For some years I have been running a one-name study on the name Brewerton with variant Bruerton. There are approx 8 separate lines. Over the years it has been postulated that the name came from the Brereton family of Cheshire.
Two years ago I started a Brewerton DNA study. This has revealed that whilst a couple of smaller trees were indeed connected to a large tree based in Oxfordshire there are 8 separate lines. There were no connection to any Breretons.

About 4 months ago I was contacted by a Brereton man who connected to my father via DNA on Ancestry. I had uploaded his results on there but had not seen them since they only show on and I use
The values are slightly different between Ancestry and my testing site
This Brereton man is in the process of transferring his results to FTDNA.

Things have moved on a pace and there is now a Brereton DNA project at FTDNA. My father connects to 2 Breretons on the project and one who has refused to answer any e-mails. There are also some people on the site who have not joined the project. No other Brewerton line connects to the Brereton name.

Since my father's Brewertons came from Cheshire I am encouraged that the MRCA may be traced.
To this end I am administrating a site on Tribal pages, turning it into a mini one-name one village study. It is for all Breretons who connect to 10 miles around Nantwich Cheshire.
This is at

Any Brereton who has an interest please have a look.
Most importantly if you are male or have a family member who is male then encourage them to test at
The test to take is a Y-37 DNA test. There is a sale on till the end of December.

Jeanie Atkins.

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on 2013-12-01 06:36:00

Brewerton1949 , from Cheshire, England, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Nov 2013.

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