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McBryar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the McBryar family


The surname McBryar 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.

Early History of the McBryar family


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McBryar 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 McBryar family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the McBryar family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Robert McBrare who landed in Carolina in 1716; T.W. McBrier settled in San Francisco Cal. in 1852; Charles McBrire landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1857.

Contemporary Notables of the name McBryar (post 1700)


  • William McBryar (1861-1941), American Buffalo Soldier in the United States Army, recipient the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Cherry Creek Campaign in Arizona Territory

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