Bryars History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Bryars family

The surname Bryars was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn 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.

Early History of the Bryars family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bryars research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1384, 1469, 1473, 1502, 1503, 1504, 1548, 1579, 1590, and 1630 are included under the topic Early Bryars History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bryars 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.

Early Notables of the Bryars family (pre 1700)

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United States Bryars migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bryars Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Tho Bryars, who landed in Virginia in 1665-1666 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bryars (post 1700) +

  • Richard Gavin Bryars (b. 1943), English composer and double bassist; the author and artist Justin Chin designed the eponymous Bryar pistol used in the Star Wars saga after him

  1. ^ 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) on Facebook
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