Early Origins of the Briege family
The surname Briege was first found in Silesia
, where the name could be considered to make a great early contribution to the feudal
society which became the backbone of early development of Europe. The name became prominent in local
affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever-changing territorial profile. The name is derived from Brieg, a town on the left bank of the Oder river. It was annexed by Austria
in 1675, and then by the Prussians in 1742.
Early History of the Briege family
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Briege Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Brieg, Briege, Brieger, Briegel, Briegener, Briegner, Brigge and many more.
Early Notables of the Briege family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Briege family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Georg Briegel, who came to New York in 1710-11. Gottlieb Briegner came to Philadelphia in 1740; as did Nicholas Briegel in 1856. W. Brieger came to Texas in 1858..