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  • Abigail Bryant (c.1624 - 1694)
    Abigail Shaw was born 1626 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, and died October 24, 1694 in Plymouth , Plymouth, MAParents:# daughter of John Shaw, Sr. (1600-1694) and Alice Phillips (1606-1654)Married:# o...
  • Abigail Bryant (1719 - 1768)
  • Abigail Bryant (1647 - 1715)
    Abigail (1647 - 1715) Born in Duxbury, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA on Aug 1647 to Stephen Bryant and Abigail (Stephen Bryant) Shaw - English Immigrant. Abigail married Lieut John Bryant a...
  • Abigail Waterman (1716 - 1782)
    Descendant of Joseph Rogers, Mayflower passenger. She was the daughter of Jonathan Bryant and Margaret West. === GEDCOM Source ===@R950665299@ North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 An...
  • Abigail Faunce (1682 - 1770)

About the Bryant surname

Bryant Name Meaning English (mainly southwestern England): variant of Bryan.

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The Bryant family lived in Frampton Cotterell for many generations. I found this information in the town of Yates, about 2 miles to the east of Frampton Cotterell. "Topographical Dictionary, Sam Lewis, 1840; page 230."

                         FRAMPTON COTTERELL (Saint Peters)--A parish, in the union of Chipping-Sodbury, Upper Division of the County of Gloucester, 8 miles North East by North from Bristol, England; containing 1816 inhabitants. This place derives its name from being situated on the River Frome. The manufacturing of hats extensively carried on, affording employment to about four hundred persons;
    Independent and Wesleyan Methodist have each a place of worship here.

The name "BRYANT" variations in spelling: Bryan; Bryant; Brien; Brian; Briant, and the son of Bryan. The name Bryant is not imported from Irland.
My Great Grand father, James Bryant came to America in about 1862.

The Bryants', namely George, Richard, Jonathan, and maybe Samuel, going back another 3 generations, come From Gloucester County in the towns of Frampton Cotterell, Westerleigh, and Mangotsfield.