Brenner Family History
Brenner Name Meaning
German: from an agent derivative of Middle High German brennen ‘to burn’, in various applications. Often it is an occupational name for a distiller of spirits; it may also refer to a charcoal or lime burner or to someone who cleared forests by burning. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a distiller, from German Brenner, literally ‘burner’ (see 1). English: metathesized variant of Berner 2 and 3.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press