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Where did the English Obryon family come from? What is the English Obryon family crest and coat of arms? When did the Obryon family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Obryon family history?The name of the Obryon family is derived from Brian an Old Norman name, but may also be traced further back to its original form Brjan.
Since the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules, Breton surnames have many spelling variations. Latin and French, which were the official court languages, were also influential on the spelling of surnames. The spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules. Therefore, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England after the Norman Conquest, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. The name has been spelled Bryan, Bryant, Brian, Breine, Brine, Bryand, Briand, Briant, Bryane and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Obryon research. Another 475 words(34 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1086, 1296, 1296, 1150, 1600, 1490, 1549, 1676, 1662, 1621 and 1668 are included under the topic Early Obryon History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 73 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Obryon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Obryon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 179 words(13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Investigation of immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Obryon: John Bryant of Scituate, Massachusetts who settled there in 1639; another John Bryant settled in Maryland in 1634; Roger Bryant settled in Barbados in 1685.
The Obryon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Obryon 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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