The last name of "Brewster" indicates this man had an illegitimate ancestor. The "ster" on the end of his name indicates a woman was not married when a child was born. This is where the word "spinster" comes from. Ster meaning she was unmarried and spin meaning she spun silk or cotton, etc. A Brewster was an unmarried woman who worked as a brewer. #genealogy #tips #surnames #brewster #surnamemeanings

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Idaho State Journal (Pocatello, Idaho)22 Jul 1968, MonPage 2
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  • — The last name of "Brewster" indicates this man had an illegitimate ancestor. The "ster" on the end of his name indicates a woman was not married when a child was born. This is where the word "spinster" comes from. Ster meaning she was unmarried and spin meaning she spun silk or cotton, etc. A Brewster was an unmarried woman who worked as a brewer. #genealogy #tips #surnames #brewster #surnamemeanings

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