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The German surname Bryll is derived from "Brill," the name of a town located in East Friesland. It was a common practice of the time to refer to a new resident of a city by the name of his hometown; thus, it is likely that the progenitor of the name Bryll was a native of the town of Brill who had settled in another region.

Bryll Early Origins



The surname Bryll was first found in East Friesland, where it emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. The earliest known bearer of the name was Joh. Priel, who was recorded as living in Ehingen in 1514.

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Bryll Early History


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Bryll Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bryll research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1721, 1759, 1778, 1842, 1846, 1853, and 1855 are included under the topic Early Bryll History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bryll Spelling Variations


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Bryll Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Brill, Brille, Brile, Bril, Bryll, Brylle, Bryle, Prill, Prille and many more.

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Bryll Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bryll Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bryll 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 or some of its variants were: Johannes Brill and his wife Anna Margaretha, who emigrated from the Palatinate to New York in 1710 with their children Theobald and Anna Eva, Martin Prill, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1727.

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