Briscoe Family History
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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