The ancestors of the first families to use the name Brisbon lived in ancient Scotland
in the kingdom of Dalriada. The name was then used as a nickname
for a person who had sustained a broken bone. This surname derived from the Old French word, briser,
which means to break,
and the Old English word, bàn,
which means bone.
This was also a nickname
, given to a person who was often involved in fights, which resulted in the breaking of bones. Members of the Brisbon family were found in the county of Renfrew
(now part of the Strathclyde region), in Scotland
, where the family can trace its origin to shortly after the Norman Conquest
, in 1066.
Early Origins of the Brisbon family
The surname Brisbon was first found in Renfrewshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Rinn Friù), a historic county of Scotland
, today encompassing the Council Areas of Renfrew
, East Renfrewshire
, and Iverclyde, in the Strathclyde region of southwestern Scotland
. Probably the first of the name in Scotland
was William Brisbone, whose name appears on a list of archers sent from Berwick to Roxburgh
in 1298. Thomas Brisbane or de Birsbane had a charter in Aberdeenshire
from Robert I. CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
Early History of the Brisbon family
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Brisbon Spelling Variations
In various documents Brisbon has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations
. Brisbane, Brisbine, Birsbain, Birsbaine, Brisblane, Birsben, Brisbin, Birsban and many more.
Early Notables of the Brisbon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brisbon family to the New World and Oceana
Many who arrived from Scotland
settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence
, many settlers who remained loyal to England
went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Brisbon family emigrate to North America: Margaret Brisben arrived in Maryland in 1664; John Brisban arrived in New York in 1819; Mrs. Brisbane with two children who landed in New Orleans in 1822..
- ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)