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Brière History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Brière family


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

Early History of the Brière family


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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.

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.

Early Notables of the Brière family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Brière family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Franç ois 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..

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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