Brisson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Brisson and its variants are phonetic interpretations of the Irish name O Muirgheasain. Over time, many of this name became known by the name Morrison; however the modern translation this Gaelic name is generally Bryson, and sometimes in County Mayo, Price. There is also an English surname Bryson, and no doubt some of them have emigrated to Ireland over the centuries.

Early Origins of the Brisson family

The surname Brisson was first found in Ulster (Irish: Ulaidh), in Counties Donegal and Derry, where it was first documented as Mrieson and other similar variants in the 17th century. O'Morison was listed in 1606 in County Donegal, as well as O'Mrisane in 1659, which was considered a principal name of the county by the census of that year. In the Diocese of Derry, Bishop Montgomery called the erenagh of Clonmany in Inishowen, Donatus O'Morison.

Important Dates for the Brisson family

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Brisson Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bryson, Briceson, Mrieson, O'Mrisane, O'Morison, Morison and many more.

Early Notables of the Brisson family (pre 1700)

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Brisson migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brisson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Madeleine Brisson, who settled in Louisiana in 1719
  • Madeleine Brisson, who landed in Louisiana in 1719 [1]

Brisson migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brisson Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • René Brisson, who arrived in Canada in 1664
  • Rene Brisson, who arrived in Canada in 1664
  • René Brisson, son of René and Anne, married Geneviève Testu, daughter of Pierre and Geneviève, in L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec on 23rd January 1696 [2]
  • René Brisson, son of René and Anne, married Geneviève Testu, daughter of Pierre and Geneviève, in L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec on 23rd January 1696 [2]
  • Charles Brisson, son of René and Anne, married Marie Letartre, daughter of Charles and Marie, in L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec on 25th November 1698 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Brisson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jean Brisson, son of René and Anne, married Catherine Dancosse, daughter of Pierre and Marie-Madeleine, in Rivière-Ouelle, Quebec on 20th June 1707 [2]
  • Jean Brisson, son of René and Anne, married Catherine Dancosse, daughter of Pierre and Marie-Madeleine, in Rivière-Ouelle, Quebec on 20th June 1707 [2]
  • Sébastien Brisson, son of Sébastien and Jeanne, married Catherine Pilliar in Montreal, Quebec on 13th January 1709 [2]
  • Sébastien Brisson, son of Sébastien and Jeanne, married Catherine Pilliar in Montreal, Quebec on 13th January 1709 [2]
  • René Brisson, son of René and Geneviève, married Marie-Josephte, daughter of Antoine and Françoise, in Château-Richer, Quebec on 11th February 1719 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Brisson (post 1700)

  • Alphonse V. Brisson, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Mayor of White Plains, New York, 1937 [3]
  • Thérèse Brisson (b. 1966), Canadian gold medalist women's ice hockey player at the 2002 Winter Olympics
  • Gerald Joseph Brisson (1937-2013), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey left winger
  • François Brisson (b. 1958), French footballer who played from 1975 through 1993
  • Eugène Henri Brisson (1835-1912), French statesman, 50th Prime Minister of France (1885-1886) and 66th Prime Minister of France in 1898
  • Mathurin Jacques Brisson (1723-1806), French zoologist and natural philosopher, best known for his Pesanteur Spécifique des Corps (1787), a significant work involving the "specific weight of bodies"
  • Jean-Serge Brisson (b. 1954), Canadian politician, leader of the Libertarian Party of Canada

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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