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Brier Early Origins



The surname Brier was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where they held a family seat as one of the prominent Border Clans defending the Scottish border in the west marches. They are said to have the longest and most honorable connection with border life.

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Brier Spelling Variations


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Brier Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacBriar, McBriar, MacBrair, McBrair, MacBraire, McBraire, MacBriare, McBriare, Briar, Brier, Brire, Briars, Briers, Brires, Braires, Brares, Braire, Brair, MacBrare, McBrare, Brare, MacBrar, McBrar, Brar, MacBrayr, McBrayr, MacBrayre, McBrayre, McBryar, MacBryar, MacBray, McBray, MacBrire, McBrire, MacBrier and many more.

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Brier Early History


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Brier Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brier research. Another 247 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1384, 1469, 1473, 1502, 1503, 1504, 1548, 1579, 1590, and 1630 are included under the topic Early Brier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brier Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 settled in Philadelphia in 1858
  • Annie Brier, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Beatrice M. Brier, aged 1, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
  • Mary Brier, aged 36, who emigrated 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 emigrated 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 emigrated 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 Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Michael Brier, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brier (post 1700)


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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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Brier Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    5. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    11. ...

    The Brier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brier Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 16 February 2015 at 14:37.

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