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Bryar Early Origins



The surname Bryar was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where they held a family seat as one of the prominent Border Clans defending the Scottish border in the west marches. They are said to have the longest and most honorable connection with border life.

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Bryar Spelling Variations


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Bryar Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacBriar, McBriar, MacBrair, McBrair, MacBraire, McBraire, MacBriare, McBriare, Briar, Brier, Brire, Briars, Briers, Brires, Braires, Brares, Braire, Brair, MacBrare, McBrare, Brare, MacBrar, McBrar, Brar, MacBrayr, McBrayr, MacBrayre, McBrayre, McBryar, MacBryar, MacBray, McBray, MacBrire, McBrire, MacBrier and many more.

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Bryar Early History


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Bryar Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bryar research. Another 247 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1384, 1469, 1473, 1502, 1503, 1504, 1548, 1579, 1590, and 1630 are included under the topic Early Bryar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bryar Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bryar Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bryar 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:

Bryar Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Bryar, who arrived in Virginia in 1663

Bryar Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Bryar, who landed in New York in 1797
  • John Bryar, aged 26, arrived in New York in 1799

Bryar Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mary Bryar, aged 18, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1874
  • Ellen Bryar, aged 34, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bryar (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bryar (post 1700)



  • Claudia Bryar (1918-2011), American actress, best known for her role as Mrs. Emma Spool in Psycho II
  • Bob Bryar (b. 1979), American musician, best known as the drummer of the rock band My Chemical Romance (2004-2010)
  • Dick Bryar (1925-1968), Australian rules footballer who played for Essendon in 1948

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    2. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    3. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    4. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    5. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    9. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    10. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
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    The Bryar Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bryar 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 1 November 2016 at 08:01.

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