The connection between the name Brewerton and the name Brereton
For some years I have been running a one-name study on the name Brewerton with variant Bruerton. www.onenamedstudy.tribalpages.com. 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 Ancestry.com. and I use Ancestry.co.uk.
The values are slightly different between Ancestry and my testing site www.familytreedna.com.
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 www.alynbrereton.tribalpages.com
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.