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Brine family page

This name, which is derived from the personal name Brian or Brien, was present in Jersey from the 1760s for about a century but then appears to have died out with the emigration of the main branch to Nova Scotia


The 1814 record of the baptism of Esther Brine in St Brelade

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Origins of surname

The surname is derived from the personal name Brian, or Brien, possibly introduced to England after the Norman Conquest of 1066.

Early records

The marriage of William Brine and Jeanne Le Quesne, who were the first couple to have children baptised from 1767, is not recorded in Jersey.


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