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Briscoe Family History

Briscoe Name Meaning
Northern English: habitational name from any of various places so named. Briscoe in Cumberland is named with Old Norse Bretaskógr ‘wood of the Britons’ (see Brett). Brisco in Cumberland and Briscoe in North Yorkshire are named with Old Norse birki ‘birch’ + skógr ‘wood’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

523,809 Historical Documents with Briscoe on Ancestry.com
116,962 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
12,320 Military Records
7,796 Immigration Records
73,158 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Briscoe Families

  • Number of Briscoe families
     93 - 184
     32 - 92
     1 - 31
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Briscoe families
     285 - 568
     96 - 284
     1 - 95
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Briscoe families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Briscoe Family Origin

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Briscoe Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Briscoe

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Briscoe Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Briscoe Civil War Service Records

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