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Brissett Name Meaning

American French: variant of Brissette .

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


Similar surnames: Bissett, Brossett, Grissett, Brissette, Bisset, Bessett, Bissette

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Where is the Brissett family from?

You can see how Brissett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brissett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brissett families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Brissett family living in Wisconsin Territory. This was 100% of all the recorded Brissett's in USA. Wisconsin Territory had the highest population of Brissett families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brissett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brissett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Brissett. 47% of Brissett men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Brissett women worked as a Clerk. .

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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
    47%
  • Farm Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Brissett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brissett census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 739 immigration records available for the last name Brissett. 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 219 military records available for the last name Brissett. For the veterans among your Brissett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brissett lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Brissett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Brissett in 1958 was 55, and 81 in 2004.

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