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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
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