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The ancient Dalriadan kingdom consisted of the Hebrides islands, and the rugged mountains of Scotland west coast. The name Brisbane began in this region; it was 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, bn, 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 Brisbane 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.

Brisbane Early Origins



The surname Brisbane was first found in Renfrewshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rinn Fri), 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. [1]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)

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Brisbane Spelling Variations


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Brisbane Spelling Variations



Medieval spelling was at best an intuitive process, and translation between Gaelic and English was no more effective. These factors caused an enormous number of spelling variations in Dalriadan names. In fact, it was not uncommon to see a father and son who spelled their name differently. Over the years, Brisbane has been spelled Brisbane, Brisbine, Birsbain, Birsbaine, Brisblane, Birsben, Brisbin, Birsban and many more.

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Brisbane Early History


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Brisbane Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brisbane research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1332 and 1706 are included under the topic Early Brisbane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brisbane Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brisbane Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brisbane Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



These settlers arrived in North America at a time when the east was burgeoning with prosperous colonies and the expanses of the west were just being opened up. The American War of Independence was also imminent. Some Scots stayed to fight for a new country, while others who remained loyal went north as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of them went on to rediscover their heritage in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic Scottish events. The Brisbane were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Brisbane Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Brisbane with two children who landed in New Orleans in 1822

Brisbane Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Brisbane, aged 20, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Henry Moore"
  • Matilda Brisbane, aged 19, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Schah Jehan"

Brisbane Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Brisbane, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • Jane Brisbane, aged 28, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • Janet Brisbane, aged 6, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • Mary Brisbane, aged 2, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • William Brisbane, aged 7 mths., arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brisbane (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brisbane (post 1700)



  • William Brisbane, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 16th District, 1867, 1871
  • Charles Brisbane, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 5th District, 2004
  • Arthur Brisbane (1864-1936), American newspaper editor
  • Albert Brisbane (1809-1890), American social reformer
  • Sir Thomas MacDougall Brisbane (1773-1860), British soldier and astronomer, promoted to Major-General in 1813, Governor of New South Wales (1821-25), eponym of Brisbane, Queensland
  • Captain Sir James Brisbane (1774-1826), British naval officer
  • Admiral Sir Charles Brisbane (1769-1829), British naval officer

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Certamine summo
Motto Translation: In the battle's height.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  6. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  7. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  8. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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The Brisbane Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brisbane 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.

This page was last modified on 11 December 2015 at 14:24.

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