Briard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Briard family

The surname Briard was first found in Lorraine where this distinguished family held a family seat, and the main stem of this aristocratic family were elevated to the nobility on the 4th July 1622. They became the Marquis de Brie.

In Champagne they held a family seat in Camprond and intermarried with the distinguished family of Sablonnière. They branched westward into Brittany where they were elevated to the nobility as the Barons de Retz. From this point they moved south to Anjou and held a family seat at Serrant. They also branched to Limousin where they held estates. The family also established a house in Bourgogne at Brochardiere.

Jean LaBrie, son of Louis and Jeanne, travelled from France to Canada in the 17th century. After arriving in Quebec he married Marie-Xainte Boucher, daughter of Pierre and Marie, at Château-Richer on 7th November 1689. [1]

Early History of the Briard family

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Briard Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Labrie, Labre, Labree, Labret, L'Abri, Brie, DeBrie, Debrie, Dubray, Brehaut, Briart and many more.

Early Notables of the Briard family (pre 1700)

Notable in the family name was Dick Theodore De Brie (1528-1598), French engraver, born at Liege in 1528, and worked for the greater part of his life at Frankfort. "He was for some...
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United States Briard migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Briard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Briard, who arrived in New England in 1726 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Briard (post 1700) +

    Empress of Ireland
    • Mr. Henry Briard, British Engineer ex Empress of Asia from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [3]

    1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
    2. ^ 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)
    3. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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