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Briand Early Origins



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.

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Briand Spelling Variations


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Briand Spelling Variations



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.

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Briand Early History


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Briand Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Briand research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1784, 1789, and 1822 are included under the topic Early Briand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Briand Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Briand Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Briand Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Briand Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anne Angelique Briand, aged 42, landed in New Orleans La in 1785

Briand Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Laurent (1739) and Thomas (1754) Briand settled in Quebec from Brittany

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Contemporary Notables of the name Briand (post 1700)


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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

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Motto


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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


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Briand Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Briand 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.

    This page was last modified on 2 December 2012 at 12:01.

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