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Multiple Origins for the Surname Brians


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The name Brians is of Norman origin, derived from the personal name Brian which was popular in France and Norman England before it came to Ireland. It has sometimes been used as a synonym for O'Brien, though it is of different origin.

Brians Early Origins



The surname Brians was first found in County Kilkenny (Irish: Cill Chainnigh), the former Kingdom of Osraige (Ossory), located in Southeastern Ireland in the province of Leinster, where bearers of the surname settled in the 13th century.

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Brians Spelling Variations


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Brians Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bryan, Brian, OBryan, McBryan, O'Bryant and others.

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Brians Early History


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Brians Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brians research. Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brians History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brians Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brians Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brians 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 or some of its variants were: Edward Bryan, who settled in Virginia in 1652; Ann Bryan, who settled in Boston in 1744; Jane Bryan, who immigrated to Boston in 1745; John Bryan, who immigrated to Boston in 1765.

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Brians Family Crest Products


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. 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.
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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    The Brians Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brians 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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