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Where did the Spanish Briceno family come from? What is the Spanish Briceno family crest and coat of arms? When did the Briceno family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Briceno family history?

The Spanish surname Briceno is of toponymic origin, being derived from the place where the original bearer lived or held land. In this instance, the surname signifies "one from Briz." The place name Briz, comes from the Latin "briza," from the Greek "brithein," meaning "to incline, slope, slant, tilt, be inclined."


Spelling variations of this family name include: Briseno, Brizeno, Brisas, Briceño and others.

First found in the valle of Camaleño in the northern region of Catanbria.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Briceno research. Another 167 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 162 and 1628 are included under the topic Early Briceno History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 65 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Briceno Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Briceno Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Gaspar Briceno, who arrived in America in 1826
  • Hernando Briceno, who landed in Peru in 1836
  • Juan Briceno, who arrived in Peru in 1854


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  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
  4. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
  5. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
  6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  11. ...

The Briceno Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Briceno Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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