Briegner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Briegner family

The surname Briegner 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 Briegner family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Briegner research. Another 69 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1369, 1626, 1712, 1660, 1670, 1710 and 1696 are included under the topic Early Briegner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Briegner Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Brieg, Briege, Brieger, Briegel, Briegener, Briegner, Brigge and many more.

Early Notables of the Briegner family (pre 1700)

Notables of the period with the surname Briegner were Wolfgang Carl Briegel (1626-1712), a German organist and composer. He was originally an organist at Stettin, and afterwards Music-Director to Prince Friedenstein in Gotha, and in 1660 Kapellmeister to...
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United States Briegner migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Briegner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Gottlieb Briegner, who settled in Philadelphia in 1740


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