Brillhart History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Brillhart family

The surname Brillhart 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.

Important Dates for the Brillhart family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brillhart research. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1721, 1759, 1778, 1842, 1846, 1853, and 1855 are included under the topic Early Brillhart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brillhart Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Brillhart family (pre 1700)

Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brillhart Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brillhart migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brillhart Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Charles E. Brillhart, aged 22, who settled in America, in 1905
  • David Brillhart, aged 35, who immigrated to the United States, in 1921

Contemporary Notables of the name Brillhart (post 1700)

  • Jeffrey Brillhart, American organist and conductor
  • John David Brillhart, American mathematician, professor emeritus at the University of Arizona

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