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Where did the Irish McBrine family come from? What is the Irish McBrine family crest and coat of arms? When did the McBrine family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the McBrine family history?The old Gaelic name used by the McBrine family in Ireland was O Briain, which means descendant of Brian.
One name was often recorded under several different spellings during the life of its bearer during the Middle Ages. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origin of the McBrine family name include O'Brien, OBrine, O'Brion, O'Bryan, O'Bryen, McBrien, McBrine, Brian, Briand, Briant, Brine, Brines, Briens and many more.
First found in County Clare.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McBrine research. Another 339 words(24 lines of text) covering the years 1014, 1300, 1551, 1577, 1663, 1690, 1st , 1614, 1674, 1642, 1678, 1699, 1771, 1600 and 1651 are included under the topic Early McBrine History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 153 words(11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McBrine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
North America accepted thousands of Irish immigrants during the 19th century as their homeland suffered under foreign imperialistic rule. Although settlers from the early portion of the century came to North America by choice in search of land, by far the largest influx of Irish immigrants came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Many of these Irish families left the country destitute and in some cases suffering from disease. However, those who survived the long ocean voyage were especially vital to the development of industry in the United States and what would become known as Canada. Research of immigration and passenger lists has shown many early immigrants bearing the name McBrine:
McBrine Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
McBrine Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Lamh laidir an Uachtar
Motto Translation: The strong hand from above.
The McBrine Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McBrine Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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