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The German surname Briley is derived from "Brill," the name of a town located in East Friesland. It was a common practice of the time to refer to a new resident of a city by the name of his hometown; thus, it is likely that the progenitor of the name Briley was a native of the town of Brill who had settled in another region.

Briley Early Origins



The surname Briley was first found in East Friesland, where it emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. The earliest known bearer of the name was Joh. Priel, who was recorded as living in Ehingen in 1514.

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Briley Spelling Variations


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Briley Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Brill, Brille, Brile, Bril, Bryll, Brylle, Bryle, Prill, Prille and many more.

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Briley Early History


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Briley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Briley research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1721, 1759, 1778, 1842, 1846, 1853, and 1855 are included under the topic Early Briley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Briley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Briley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Briley 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:

Briley Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Briley, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mary Briley, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

Briley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Hannah Briley, aged 36, a housemaid, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Queen of the North" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Briley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Briley (post 1700)



  • Gregory "Pee Wee" Briley (b. 1965), American former Major League Baseball player
  • Clifton Beverly Briley (1914-1980), American politician, first mayor of Nashville and Davidson County
  • John Richard Briley (b. 1925), American writer
  • John Marshall Briley, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1960, 1964
  • Les Briley (b. 1956), English former footballer
  • Martin Briley (b. 1950), English singer-songwriter, guitarist and keyboardist

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    5. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    10. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
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    The Briley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Briley 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 20 November 2016 at 19:25.

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