Brissey Family History

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Brissey Name Meaning

Possibly an Americanized spelling of the French surname Brisset (or the variant Brissez), a pet form of the personal name Brès (see Brice). Possibly an altered spelling of the South and Swiss German family name Brütschi, a variant of Britsch.

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

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

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Brissey Family Origin

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Brissey Family Occupations

What did your Brissey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Brissey family was Harness Maker. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brissey. The most common Brissey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Brissey's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Harness Maker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Brissey ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Brissey Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Brissey Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brissey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brissey ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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