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Briand Name Meaning

Breton (rarely Le Briand): from Old Breton brient ‘privilege prerogative’ (a derivative of bri ‘dignity consideration’) used as a medieval personal name and as a nickname (possibly for a pretentious individual). Compare Briant Brien Breen Brillant and Pontbriand .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Briant, Brian, Brians, Brand, Orand, Breaud, Grand, Brande, Brean

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Where is the Briand family from?

You can see how Briand families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Briand family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Briand families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 138 Briand families living in Quebec. This was about 66% of all the recorded Briand's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Briand families in 1911.
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What did your Briand ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Briand. 25% of Briand men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Briand women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Briand were Labourer and Domestic. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Fisherman
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Servant
  • Tudiant
  • Domestic
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Briand. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Briand. For the veterans among your Briand ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Briand lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Briand life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Briand in 1958 was 50, and 83 in 2004.

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