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The surname Bryant was first found in Denbigh, south Wales, where they had been granted lands by William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bryan, Bryant, Brian, Breine, Brine, Bryand, Briand, Briant, Bryane and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bryant research. Another 319 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1086, 1150, 1296, 1524, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Bryant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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

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Some of the Bryant family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bryant Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Stephen Bryant, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1632
  • John Bryant, who arrived in Maryland in 1633
  • Michaell Bryant, who arrived in Virginia in 1636
  • Jon Bryant, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
  • Edmund Bryant, who landed in Virginia in 1655
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Bryant Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ellianor Bryant, who landed in Virginia in 1700
  • Cornelius Bryant, who arrived in Virginia in 1705
  • James Bryant, who arrived in Virginia in 1715
  • Benjamin Bryant, who landed in New England in 1716
  • Uriah Bryant, who landed in Virginia in 1722
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Bryant Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Martin Bryant, who landed in America in 1811
  • George Bryant, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1828
  • James C Bryant, aged 17, landed in New York in 1830
  • Charles Bryant, who landed in New York in 1836
  • Charles William Bryant, who landed in Mississippi in 1846
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Bryant Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Bryant, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Thomas Bryant, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • Austin Bryant, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Margaret Bryant, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mr. Patrick Bryant U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
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Bryant Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Bridget Bryant, who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1846

Bryant Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • G Bryant, who landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Bryant Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Bryant, English convict from Southampton, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Austraila
  • William Bryant, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Austraila
  • John Chiswick Bryant, a tailor, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • John Bryant, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • Eliza Bryant, English convict from Devon, who was transported aboard the "America" on December 30, 1830, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
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Bryant Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Scott Bryant landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • James Bryant landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Josiah Bryant landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • James Bryant, aged 27, a gardener, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburgh" in 1840
  • Mary Anne Bryant, aged 24, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburgh" in 1840
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  • Bob Bryant (1944-2016), American politician, Member of the Georgia House of Representatives (2005-2016)
  • Hattie Bryant, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1996
  • Henry Bryant, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 1960
  • Harriett Bryant, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1960
  • Grace Bryant, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1939
  • Guy E. Bryant, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1952
  • Gordon R. Bryant, American politician, Mayor of Huntington Woods, Michigan, 1963-77
  • George W. Bryant, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1896
  • George W. Bryant, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Greenbelt, Maryland, 1937-47 (acting, 1937)
  • George Bryant, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives, 1868-69, 1872 (10th District 1868-69, 15th District 1872)
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Bryant Historic Events



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  • Mr. Denis M Bryant (b. 1905), English Midshipman serving for the Royal Navy from Kent, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. John H Bryant, British Stoker 2ne Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Clifford Bryant, British Military Police, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
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  • Cradled in the Mountains: A Brief History: Bryant, Sheppard, and Related Families by Barbara Bryant White.
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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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The Bryant Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bryant 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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