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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


Similar surnames: Biscoe, Rise, Brisco, Roscoe, Blincoe, Brinton, Bristow, Griscom

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Where is the Briscoe family from?

You can see how Briscoe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Briscoe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Briscoe families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 21 Briscoe families living in Maryland. This was about 20% of all the recorded Briscoe's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Briscoe families in 1840.
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What did your Briscoe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Briscoe. 22% of Briscoe men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Briscoe women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Briscoe were Farm Laborer and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    12%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Briscoe. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Briscoe. For the veterans among your Briscoe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Briscoe lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Briscoe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Briscoe in 1942 was 19, and 69 in 2004.

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