Briard family page
First World War hero Ernest Victor Briard
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Origin of surname
Briard has its origins in France and indicates a person who came from Brie. The name is still present in Normandy today.
The surname Briard was first recorded in Jersey in the Assizes Roll of 1299. One branch of the family became established in St Ouen by the early-17th century, but other branches existed at this date, mainly in St Helier. The tree below - Descendants of Thomas Briard - suggests that the St Ouen Briards are descended from the earlier St Helier family, but this is not certain.
- Ernest Victor Briard, the first Jerseyman killed in World War 1
Great War service
Emigrant to Canada
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