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Brislin Family History

Brislin Name Meaning
Variant of Irish Breslin.Altered spelling of Swiss and South German Brüstlin, from a diminutive of Middle High German brust ‘chest’, ‘breast’ (see Brust).Americanized form of South German Brüslin, a nickname for a poor person, from an old dialect word Brüslin ‘crumb’.

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

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3,788 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
809 Military Records
488 Immigration Records
4,984 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Brislin Families

  • Number of Brislin families
     21 - 39
     8 - 20
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Brislin families
     11 - 19
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Brislin families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Brislin Family Origin

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Brislin Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Brislin

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Brislin Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Brislin census records

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Brislin Civil War Service Records

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