The surname Bruerton
I have been researching the name Bruerton as a variant of the name Brewerton. There seem to be two main sources. One where it is a variant of the Brewertons from Oxfordshire and the other where several family's of that name came from Darlaston, Staffordshire.
On the 1841 census there are only 46 Bruertons and most of them came from Darlaston,
I have been given the tree of Thomas Bruerton c1590-1648 Scalford, Leicestershire.
Unfortunately this family changed its name backwards and forwards till the last
Bruerton, Richard 1730.
I have been given fragments of Darlaston trees. Whilst it would be nice to think that
they all come from a common ancestor, I have no proof of this as yet. I have put the
various Darlaston branches, 10 so far, under Notes on DARLASTON.
Early Bruertons from Darlaston: Joseph c1730 = Elizabeth Deaken,William c1735 =
Sarah, Theophilus c1735 = Elizabeth, Samuel c1744 = Sarah and John c1751 = Mary.
On the LDS site it has a list of Brewertons and Bruertons from Baswich, Staffs. I
think this is where the Darlaston Bruertons came from.
On the LDS site there are Bruertons from several different areas. I now have a small
collection of Bruertons from Worcester.
On the LDS the Yorkshire Brewertons of Horbury were transcribed as Bruertons on
All the other Bruertons that I have come across belong to the Brewerton Oxford tree.
This is from Thomas Brewerton/Bruerton 1720 Godington.
AS part of my Brewerton DNA study at www.familytreedna.com I also have on chap from a branch of the Bruerton tree. I need more to try and confirm the connection of these various trees.
If you are interested in Bruerton family history do get in touch.
One of the Darlaston Bruerton families moved to Birmingham and became Brueton.