Brisson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The tale of the Brisson name began in the medieval era among the Boernician people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. Brisson comes from the personal name Brice. The surname Brisson is a patronymic name, which means that it is derived from the personal name of the father of the bearer. Patronymic surnames can also come from the names of religious figures, or traditional folk heroes. In Scotland, the Brisson family was centered in the county of Berwick.

Early Origins of the Brisson family

The surname Brisson was first found in Berwickshire an ancient county of Scotland, presently part of the Scottish Borders Council Area, located in the eastern part of the Borders Region of Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Brisson family

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Brisson Spelling Variations

Since medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, and since there were no consistent rules for the translation of rules from Gaelic to English, spelling variations are extremely common in Boernician names of this vintage. Brisson has been spelled Bryson, Brison and others.

Early Notables of the Brisson family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Brisson family to Ireland

Some of the Brisson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 143 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brisson migration to the United States

Many of the Boernician-Scottish families who crossed the Atlantic settled along the eastern seaboard in communities that would become the backbone of the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. In the War of Independence, American families that remained loyal to the Crown moved north into Canada and became known as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestral culture of all of these proud Scottish families remains alive in North America in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Brisson or a variant listed above:

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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