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Bryan Family History

Bryan Name Meaning
English (of Norman origin): habitational name (de Brionne) from either of two places called Brionne in northern France (in Eure and Creuse).Irish and English: from the Celtic personal name Brian (see O’Brien). Breton bearers of this name were among the Normans who invaded England in 1066, and they went on to invade and settle in Ireland in the 12th century, where the name mingled with the native Irish name Brian. This native Irish name had also been borrowed by Vikings, who introduced it independently into northwestern England before the Norman Conquest.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Bryan Families

  • Number of Bryan families
     265 - 527
     89 - 264
     1 - 88
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bryan families
     690 - 1,378
     231 - 689
     1 - 230
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Bryan families
     83 - 163
     28 - 82
     1 - 27
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Bryan Family Origin

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Bryan Immigration Information

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Bryan Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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