Briscoe Family History
Briscoe Name Meaning
English (northern): habitational name from any of various places so named including Briscoe in Hutton Mulgrave and Briscoe in Romaldkirk (both North Yorkshire) Brisco Rigg in Stainburn (Yorkshire) or Brisco in Saint Cuthbert Without and Briscoe in Saint John Beckermet (both Cumberland). Briscoe in Saint John Beckermet 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