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Early Origins of the Briand family
The surname Briand was first found in Brittany
where this distinguished family held a family seat
at Hélardière. Conjecturally they are descended from Brient de Bretagne who was Count of Brittany
and Count of Vannes, whose younger brothers, the Counts Alain Le Noir, and Alain Le Roux, where the ancestors of the present British Royal Family.
Early History of the Briand family
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Briand Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Briand, Brian, Brien, Brient, Briant, Bryant, Bryand, Bryon, DeBriand, DesBriand, DeBriant, Debriant, Debriand, Desbriand, DeBrian and many more.
Early Notables of the Briand family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Briand family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Briand Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Anne Angelique Briand, aged 42, who landed in New Orleans La in 1785 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Briand Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Laurent (1739) and Thomas (1754) Briand, who settled in Quebec from Brittany
Contemporary Notables of the name Briand (post 1700)
- Jimmy Briand (b. 1985), French footballer
- Ludwig Briand (b. 1981), French actor
- Anne Briand (b. 1968), French biathlete, winner of a gold medal at the 1992 Olympics
- Aristide Briand (1862-1932), French Politician, prime minister of France, who shared the 1926 Nobel Peace Prize
The Briand Motto
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: Sans détour
Motto Translation: Without detour