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Brière Early Origins



The surname Brière was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where this noble family held a family seat since ancient times.

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Brière Spelling Variations


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Brière Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Labruyer, Labruyère, La Bruyère, Bruyère, Labruyères, La Bruyères, Bruyères, Bruyer, Brier, Bryer, Brière, Bryère, Labryère, Labrière, La Brière, La Bryère, Labryères, Labrières, La Brières, La Bryères, Bruyères, Bruyère, Bruières, Bruière, Bruyers, Bruier, Bruiers, Bruyèrres, Bruyèrre, Bruièrres, Bruièrre, Brueyères, Brueyère, Brueires, Brueire, Bruvière, Bruvièrre, Bruvières, Bruvièrres, Brueria, Bruyeria, des Bruyères, des Bruyère, des Bruières, des Bruière, des Bruyer and many more.

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Brière Early History


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Brière Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brière research. Another 739 words (53 lines of text) covering the years 1385, 1400, 1487, 1500, 1546, 1578, 1588, 1600, 1645, 1693, 1696, and 1700 are included under the topic Early Brière History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brière Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brière Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brière 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: François Bruyère, aged 26; who settled in New Orleans in 1820; Christian Brier settled in Philadelphia in 1858; and J. Brier, aged 25; settled in New Orleans in 1823..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brière (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brière (post 1700)



  • Gaston Brière (1871-1962), French art historian and head curator of France's national museums
  • Michel Edouard Brière (1949-1971), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins who died from an automobile accident in 1970, eponym of the Michel Brière Memorial Trophy
  • Daniel Jean-Claude "Danny" Briere (b. 1977), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player for the Montreal Canadiens

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Brière Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
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    The Brière Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brière 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 17 June 2015 at 16:23.

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