Briere History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Briere family

The surname Briere was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where this noble family held a family seat since ancient times.

Early History of the Briere family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Briere research. Another 370 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1385, 1400, 1487, 1500, 1546, 1578, 1588, 1600, 1645, 1693, 1696, and 1700 are included under the topic Early Briere History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Briere Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Labruyer, Labruyère, La Bruyère, Bruyère, Labruyères, La Bruyères, Bruyères, Bruyer, Brier, Bryer, Brière, Bryère, Labryère, Labrière, La Brière, La Bryère, Labryères, Labrières, La Brières, La Bryères, Bruyères, Bruyère, Bruières, Bruière, Bruyers, Bruier, Bruiers, Bruyèrres, Bruyèrre, Bruièrres, Bruièrre, Brueyères, Brueyère, Brueires, Brueire, Bruvière, Bruvièrre, Bruvières, Bruvièrres, Brueria, Bruyeria, des Bruyères, des Bruyère, des Bruières, des Bruière, des Bruyer and many more.

Early Notables of the Briere family (pre 1700)

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Briere Ranking

In Canada, the name Briere is the 990th most popular surname with an estimated 5,462 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Briere is ranked the 696th most popular surname with an estimated 6,902 people with that name. [2]


Canada Briere migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Briere Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Denis Briere, son of Denis and Jacquette, who married Françoise Bigot, daughter of Jean and Thomine, in Quebec on 8th May 1658 [3]
  • Jean Briere, son of Charles and Marie, who married Jeanne Grandin, daughter of Antoine and Jeanne, in Quebec on 19th October 1671 [3]
  • Denis Briere, son of Denis and Françoise, who married Élisabeth and Lemarié, daughter of Jacques and Marie, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 23rd November 1688 [3]
  • Jean Briere, son of Jean and Jeanne, who married Françoise Fournel, daughter of Jacques and Louise, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 4th August 1698 [3]
Briere Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Charles Briere, son of Marie-Anne Pleau, who married Simon and Jeanne, daughter of Simon and Jeanne, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 4th September 1701 [3]
  • Jean-Baptiste Briere, son of Denis and Françoise, who married Françoise Brassard, daughter of Jean-Baptiste and Jeanne, in Quebec on 23rd November 1712 [3]
  • Simon Briere, son of Richard and Charlotte, who married Marie-Anne Migneron, daughter of Jean and Marie, in Quebec on 17th January 1712 [3]
  • Jacques Briere, son of Jean and Françoise, who married Angélique Renaud, daughter of Louis and Marie, in Terrebonne, Quebec on 24th November 1733 [3]
  • Jean-François Briere, son of Jean and Françoise, who married Marie-Louise Carpentier, daughter of Jean-Baptiste and Marie-Françoise, in Cap-Santé, Quebec on 12th March 1736 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Briere (post 1700) +

  • Gaston Brière (1871-1962), French art historian and head curator of France's national museums
  • Michel Edouard Brière (1949-1971), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins who died from an automobile accident in 1970, eponym of the Michel Brière Memorial Trophy
  • Daniel Jean-Claude "Danny" Briere (b. 1977), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player for the Montreal Canadiens


  1. ^ https://forebears.io/surnames/
  2. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  3. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.


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