McBrier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the McBrier family

The surname McBrier 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.

Important Dates for the McBrier family

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

McBrier 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 McBrier family (pre 1700)

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McBrier migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McBrier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James McBrier, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1842 [1]
  • T. W. McBrier settled in San Francisco, California in 1852

Contemporary Notables of the name McBrier (post 1700)

  • Page McBrier, American author of Beatrice's Goat, a 2001 children's story book based on the true account of Beatrice Biira, an impoverished Ugandan girl

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Citations

  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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