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Brissenden Family History

Brissenden Name Meaning
English: from either of two places in Kent named Brissenden (one near Frittenden, the other near Tenterden), both named with the Old English personal name Breosa (a byname from bresa ‘gadfly’) + Old English denn ‘woodland pasture (for swine)’.

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

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499 Military Records
531 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Brissenden Families

  • Number of Brissenden families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Brissenden families
     71 - 139
     24 - 70
     1 - 23
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Brissenden last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Brissenden Family Origin

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Brissenden Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Brissenden

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Brissenden Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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