Briel Family History
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Briel Name Meaning
German and Swiss German: topographic name for someone who lived by a water meadow, a variant of Bruehl. Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived in an area of marshland, from Celtic brogilo, or a habitational name from the Dutch city in Zeeland so named (also spelled variously Brielle, Brill) or from various minor places in present-day Belgium and Netherlands named with this word.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press