as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 13th century.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Robt. Bryers, who received a land patent in Virginia in 1714; Alexander Bryers, who arrived in Hampton, Virginia in 1728; William Bryers, who was recorded in as being a ".