Bryers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Bryers family

The surname Bryers 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 Bryers family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bryers 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 Bryers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bryers 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 Bryers family (pre 1700)

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United States Bryers migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bryers Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Robert Bryers, who received a land patent in Virginia in 1714
  • Robert Bryers, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 [1]
  • Alexander Bryers, who arrived in Hampton, Virginia in 1728
Bryers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Bryers, who was recorded as being a "British Alien" in New York in 1812
  • William Bryers, aged 30, who landed in New York in 1812 [1]
  • Philip Bryers, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1819
  • John Bryers, who arrived at the port of New York, NY in 1820
  • Robert Bryers, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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)


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