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Briers Early Origins



The surname Briers 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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Briers Spelling Variations


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Briers 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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Briers Early History


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Briers Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Briers 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 Briers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Briers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Briers Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Briers 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:

Briers Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Briers, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Robert Briers, aged 21, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Briers Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Briers, who landed in New England in 1717 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William Briers, who settled in Maryland in 1742

Briers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Chris Briers, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1895

Briers Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Lily Briers, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from St Helens, in 1906
  • Elizabeth Briers, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from England, in 1910
  • James Briers, aged 9, who settled in America from England, in 1910
  • Victor Briers, aged 18, who emigrated to America from England, in 1910
  • Samuel Briers, aged 50, who landed in America from Birstall, Leicester, England, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Briers (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Briers (post 1700)



  • Richard David Briers CBE (1934-2013), English actor, best known for his role as Tom Good in the BBC sitcom The Good Life (1975-78)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  2. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  3. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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The Briers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Briers 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 15 February 2015 at 16:35.

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