283,960 Bryant members around the world
Stay informed about Bryant Family online & offline events!
See our recent family gatherings
Bryant Family HistoryThis 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...
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous Bryant (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the Bryant tribe
- Find your Bryant ancestor
- Tell us about your Bryant Family
- Tell us about your Bryant ancestors
- Ask a question about the Bryant history
- Leave a message for Bryant family members
Invite more Bryant family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the Bryant tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest