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The German surname Brill 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 Brill was a native of the town of Brill who had settled in another region.

Brill Early Origins



The surname Brill 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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Brill Spelling Variations


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Brill 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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Brill Early History


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Brill Early History



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

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Brill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brill Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Brill Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Brill, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Johannes Brill and his wife Anna Margaretha, who emigrated from the Palatinate to New York in 1710 with their children Theobald and Anna Eva
  • Heinrich Brill, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Herman Brill, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • Herman Brill, who was naturalized in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christian Brill, a Hessian mercenary who settled in America after fighting in the Revolutionary War
  • John E Brill, who arrived in Mississippi in 1824
  • Henry Brill, who landed in New York in 1837
  • Jacob Brill, who was naturalized in North Carolina in 1845
  • William H Brill, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1864
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brill Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. David Brill U.E. who settled in Queens County, New Brunswick c. 1783 he died in 1848 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Brill Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Moses Brill, aged 26, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ocean Mail" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brill (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brill (post 1700)



  • Steven Brill (b. 1950), American founder of CourtTV and American Lawyer magazine
  • Charlie Brill (b. 1938), American actor
  • Frances Joan "Fran" Brill (b. 1946), American actress and puppeteer, best known for her roles on Sesame Street
  • Sam Brill (b. 1985), American soccer player
  • Paul Brill, American three-time Emmy Award nominated composer, songwriter and producer
  • Johann "John" George Brill (1817-1888), German-born, American co-founder of J. G. Brill and Company, manufacturer of streetcars and buses who built over 45,000 streetcars
  • Fred J. Brill, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Oneida County 2nd District, 1901-03
  • Franklin P. Brill, American politician, Workers Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1924, 1928; Candidate for New York State Comptroller, 1930
  • Francis Brill, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Suffolk County, 1877
  • G. W. Brill, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1916
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
  4. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  5. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  6. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
  7. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  9. 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).
  10. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  11. ...

The Brill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brill 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.

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