The Spanish surname Briseno 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."
The surname Briseno was first found in the valle of Camaleño in the northern region of Catanbria.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Gaspar Briceno who arrived in American in 1526; Ana Briceno who came to Chile in 1555; Hernando Briceno who emigrated to Guatemala in 1563; Juan Briceno who sailed to the Spanish Main in 1571.