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Brient History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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Early Origins of the Brient family

The surname Brient was first found in Brittany where this distinguished family held a family seat at Hélardière. Conjecturally they are descended from Brient de Bretagne who was Count of Brittany and Count of Vannes, whose younger brothers, the Counts Alain Le Noir, and Alain Le Roux, where the ancestors of the present British Royal Family.

Early History of the Brient family

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Brient Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Briand, Brian, Brien, Brient, Briant, Bryant, Bryand, Bryon, DeBriand, DesBriand, DeBriant, Debriant, Debriand, Desbriand, DeBrian and many more.

Early Notables of the Brient family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Brient family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brient Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Brient, aged 40, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Nancy" in 1834

The Brient Motto

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Sans détour
Motto Translation: Without detour

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