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This interesting surname is of Old Breton-Irish origin, and derives from the Celtic personal name "Brian", of truly ancient ancestry and believed to contain the element "bre", meaning hill or "brigh", strong. Breton bearers of the name were among the Normans who invaded England in 1066, and they later went on to invade and settle in Ireland in the 12th Century, where the name became confused with a native Irish version of it, borne in particular by one of the greatest of Irish septs, descendants of Brian Boru, who rose to the high kingship of Ireland in 1002. This native Irish name had also been borrowed by Vikings, who introduced it independently in North West England before the Norman Conquest...

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James Wiley Bryant 1855 - 1941


As Brittany was most likely settled by Wesh/Cornish ‘Celtic’ people as the Anglo Saxons moved west in the 6th C and not Irish, could the name Bryant derive from the Wesh word Braint meaning privileged ?


my great nan lillian maud bryant died 1969

james k bryant

My name is James Kenneth Bryant, a descendant of the John Jack Bryant (A slave born in 1811) and Holland Lancaster Bryant family dating back to the year 1811. Verbal history suggests John Jack was born in the area of Craven County, North Carolina and later sold to the Lancaster family in Brunswick County, North Carolina. I am interested in any Bryant family history prior to 1811 in vicinity of Greenville and New Bern, North Carolina as well as Bryant family history in vicinity of south eastern Virginia prior to 1811.


Albert Bryant


My Mother was a Bryant, her father was Jacob Layette Bryant, born July, 1862 died 1952 in Indiana.. Where in Ireland his family was from is unknown. I believe his father was Dr. James Hardin Bryant, born Dec.19,1825,.who married Rachel H. Hesson, born Jan 8, 1833. James Hardin's father was Louis Bryant and Louis's father was Zachariah Bryant. My family settled in and around Gentryville and Rockport, Indiana. they were quite prominent in Indiana. I wish I knew more.


My maiden name is Bryant. My father is Charles Edwin Bryant. My grandfather was Thomas Jefferson Bryant.looking for relatives maybe in Ireland.


My maiden name is Kelsie Bryant and my great great aunt is Clara Bryant who married Henry Ford. I've always found it interesting following that part of the family.

carissa Bryant

my name is Carissa Bryant, I am doing my ancestry and am trying to find information about my ancestors. My grandfather is Maurice Dale Bryant.

Richard Bryant

Hello, my name is Richard Arlen Bryant, Jr. As you can see I was named after my father and my mother's name is Ruby P Bryant. My dad was born and raised in Texas, where I believe I have a lot of family in Orange and Beaumont, that I haven't seen since my father passed away in 2002. I'm hoping that they will see this message and contact me. My wife Elaine and I live here in Kathleen, Ga. Thank you, Richard Arlen Bryant Jr.


Trying to find my Grandfather who had a son born in the United States "Virginia" Sons name William Jackson Bryant. His father was from Ireland but no first name or first name of the mother to William Jackson Bryant.


I am the Granddaughter of Theodore Jewel Bryant Adam Green Bryant William Jackson Bryant


I am the Granddaughter of Theodore Jewel Bryant Adam Green Bryant William Jackson Bryant

Anthony Barrett

(Part 1 of 3) The Bryant name has a long history in Ireland, but now DNA and some recorded history says its origin is from the south-west region of the Emerald Island. The Bryant story [dominated by DNA tribal marker R1b-L513, Subgroup O2] can trace their beginnings to what is now County Kerry from 50 BCE. Perhaps the journey begins with the Clanna Dedad; Deda, son of Sen or Deda Mac Sin. The Bryant surname origin is possibly a branch of what will become the Dáirine [R1b-L513] who are found in south Ireland around 300 CE.

Anthony Barrett

(Part 2 of 3) According to research, the Dáirine will join with the Dál Riata of north-east Ireland and invade Scotland around 500 CE. But how could this be? Recent discoveries from DNA testing are unlocking the migration patterns of Celtic tribes as late as 800 CE to 1200 CE. The Bryant story begins in pre-history Ireland but many of his descendants will then move to Kintyre, Scotland where they and other R1b-L513 members will form the Dalriada. This line and many of his kin will then travel to Brittany, France during the Dark Ages.

Anthony Barrett

(Part 3 of 3) Discover their newly found untold story and how forgotten texts bring their story back to life. From the ebook, “The Tribe Within” learn how DNA unfolds this amazing tale and if you look in the right places, how history narrates this evidence. There is another written account of their story, but it is camouflaged in smoke and myth – it will become the tales of King Arthur. Come follow in the footsteps of Deda Mac Sin and visit

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