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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish


In the Scottish/English Borderlands of the medieval era, Bryson was first used as a surname. It was derived from the personal name Brice. The surname Bryson is a patronymic name, which means that it is derived from the personal name of the father of the bearer. Patronymic surnames can also come from the names of religious figures, or traditional folk heroes. In Scotland, the Bryson family was centered in the county of Berwick.

Bryson Early Origins



The surname Bryson was first found in Berwickshire an ancient county of Scotland, presently part of the Scottish Borders Council Area, located in the eastern part of the Borders Region of Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Bryson Spelling Variations


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Bryson Spelling Variations



Scribes in the Middle Ages simply spelled according to sound. The result is an enormous number of spelling variations among names that evolved in that era. Bryson has been spelled Bryson, Brison and others.

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Bryson Early History


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Bryson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bryson research. Another 172 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1413 is included under the topic Early Bryson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bryson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bryson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bryson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bryson In Ireland


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Bryson In Ireland



Some of the Bryson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 262 words (19 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Most of the Boernician-Scottish families who came to North America settled on the eastern seaboard of what would become the United States and Canada. Families who wanted a new order stayed south in the War of Independence, while those who were still loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the 20th century, the ancestors of these families have gone on to rediscover their heritage through Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bryson or a variant listed above:

Bryson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Bryson, who arrived in South Carolina in 1772
  • James Bryson, who landed in New York in 1774
  • Samuel Bryson, who arrived in America in 1798-1801

Bryson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Bryson, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • Robert Bryson, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812
  • Jean Bryson, aged 2, arrived in New York, NY in 1817
  • Christian Bryson, aged 24, landed in New York, NY in 1817
  • Elizabeth Bryson, aged 22, arrived in New York, NY in 1817
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bryson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Nancy Bryson, aged 20, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Bartley" in 1833
  • John Bryson, aged 52, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838
  • John Bryson, aged 12, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838
  • James Bryson, aged 10, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838
  • Joseph Bryson, aged 8, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bryson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Bryson arrived in Port Misery aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THE DUCHESS OF Northumberland - 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839DuchessOfNorthumberland.htm
  • Maria Bryson, aged 19, a housemaid, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Epaminondas"

Bryson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Bryson, aged 26, a gardener, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1841
  • Catherine Bryson, aged 21, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1841
  • William Bryson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1863
  • Thomas Bryson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Portland" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bryson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bryson (post 1700)



  • Jeanie Bryson (b. 1958), American singer
  • Adrian Shawn Bryson (b. 1976), American NFL football running back
  • William Eugene Bryson (1915-1986), American sports journalist for the Des Moines Register for 50 years
  • John E. Bryson (b. 1943), American politician, the 37th Secretary of Commerce, former Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Edison International
  • Reid Bryson (1920-2008), American atmospheric scientist, geologist and meteorologist, former Professor Emeritus of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Global Laureate by the United Nations Global Environment Program in 1990
  • Cornelius H. Bryson, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County, 1840-41
  • Carla Bryson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 2004
  • C. A. Bryson, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1936
  • J. N. Bryson, American politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Jackson County, 1872-74
  • James Bryson, American politician, Postmaster at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1782-89
  • ... (Another 22 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Vivit post funera virtus
Motto Translation: Virtue lives after death.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THE DUCHESS OF NORTHUMBERLAND - 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839DuchessOfNorthumberland.htm

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  7. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  8. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. 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).
  11. ...

The Bryson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bryson 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.

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