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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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  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
  9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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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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