Brier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Brier family

The surname Brier was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where this noble family held a family seat since ancient times.

Important Dates for the Brier family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brier research. Another 370 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1385, 1400, 1487, 1500, 1546, 1578, 1588, 1600, 1645, 1693, 1696, and 1700 are included under the topic Early Brier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brier Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Labruyer, Labruyère, La Bruyère, Bruyère, Labruyères, La Bruyères, Bruyères, Bruyer, Brier, Bryer, Brière, Bryère, Labryère, Labrière, La Brière, La Bryère, Labryères, Labrières, La Brières, La Bryères, Bruyères, Bruyère, Bruières, Bruière, Bruyers, Bruier, Bruiers, Bruyèrres, Bruyèrre, Bruièrres, Bruièrre, Brueyères, Brueyère, Brueires, Brueire, Bruvière, Bruvièrre, Bruvières, Bruvièrres, Brueria, Bruyeria, des Bruyères, des Bruyère, des Bruières, des Bruière, des Bruyer and many more.

Early Notables of the Brier family (pre 1700)

Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brier migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • J. Brier, aged 25, settled in New Orleans in 1823
  • Christian Brier, who settled in Philadelphia in 1858
  • Annie Brier, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Beatrice M. Brier, aged 1, who immigrated to the United States, in 1895
  • Mary Brier, aged 36, who immigrated to the United States, in 1895
Brier Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Charles Brier, aged 57, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Sarah Ann Brier, aged 45, who landed in America from Halifax, England, in 1907
  • Abraham Brier, aged 22, who immigrated to America from London, England, in 1908
  • Ernest Brier, aged 28, who landed in America from Yorkshire, England, in 1908
  • Herbert Brier, aged 19, who immigrated to the United States from Reddish, England, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brier migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brier Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Michael Brier, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752

Contemporary Notables of the name Brier (post 1700)

  • Kathy Brier (b. 1975), American Daytime Emmy Award nominated actress and singer
  • Robert "Bob" Brier (b. 1943), American Egyptologist, known as Mr. Mummy
  • Markus Brier (b. 1968), Austrian golfer, as of 2008 is his country's highest ranked player

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