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Brissey Family History

Brissey Name Meaning

Possibly an Americanized form of French Brisset (see Brissette ). This form of the surname is also found in France where it is very rare.

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


Similar surnames: Crissey, Briskey, Bussey, Cressey, Risser, Brisson, Russey, Bissen

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Where is the Brissey family from?

You can see how Brissey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brissey family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Brissey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Brissey families living in Virginia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Brissey's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Brissey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brissey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brissey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Brissey. 24% of Brissey men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Brissey women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brissey were Teacher and Cook. .

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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

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Mechanic
    20%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Teacher
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    34%
  • Knitter
    23%
  • Housewife
    23%
  • Cook
    23%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Brissey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brissey 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 301 immigration records available for the last name Brissey. 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 340 military records available for the last name Brissey. For the veterans among your Brissey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brissey lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Brissey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Brissey in 1946 was 45, and 57 in 2004.

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