Brier Family History
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Brier Name Meaning
English (Yorkshire): topographic name for someone who lived by a briar patch, Middle English brere. This was also applied as a nickname for a prickly, difficult person. Scottish and northern Irish: reduced form of McBriar (see McBrayer). Americanized form of German Breuer.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Bier, Breer, Briar, Blier, Briel, Lier, Bruer, Prior, Briner, Frier