Briones History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Briones family

The surname Briones was first found in Roxburghshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Briones family

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Briones Spelling Variations

In Medieval times, spelling and translation were not nearly so highly developed as today. They were generally carried out according to the sound and intuition of the bearer. For that reason spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Briones has been spelled Bryden, Briden, Brydin, Bridyne, Brydyne, Brydon, Bridane, Brydone and many more.

Early Notables of the Briones family (pre 1700)

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Briones Ranking

In the United States, the name Briones is the 3,816th most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [1]


United States Briones migration to the United States +

Unrest, poverty, and persecution caused thousands to look for opportunity and freedom in the North American colonies. The crossing was long, overcrowded, and unsanitary, though, and came only at great expense. Many Strathclyde families settled on the east coast of North America in communities that would form the backbone of what would become the great nations of the United States and Canada. The American War of Independence caused those who remained loyal to England to move north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the 20th century, Strathclyde and other Scottish families across North America began to recover their collective heritage through highland games and Clan societies. Among them:

Briones Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Bernardino Briones, who landed in America in 1814 [2]
  • Hernando De Briones, who landed in Florida in 1838 [2]
  • Martin Briones, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]
  • Antonio Briones, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1898 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Briones (post 1700) +

  • H. Manuel Briones, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972 [3]
  • Dolores Briones, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Texas 16th District, 1996; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2000 [3]
  • David Briones (b. 1943), American politician, U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Texas, 1994- [3]
  • José Iván Agusto Briones (1961-2021), Ecuadorian politician who served as Minister of Energy
  • Julio Briones (b. 1975), Ecuador football midfielder
  • Leonor Magtolis Briones, Filipino Professor Emeritus of Public Administration at the National College of Public Administration & Governance (1998-2001)


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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