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Multiple Origins for the Surname Brier


French


Brier Early Origins



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

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Brier Spelling Variations


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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.

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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 739 words (53 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.

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Brier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brier Early Notables (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.

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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. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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