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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 settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Robert Briers, aged 21, arrived in Virginia in 1635

Briers Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Briers, who landed in New England in 1717
  • William Briers 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



    Other References

    1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    8. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    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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