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The ancestors of the Brison surname lived among the Boernician people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. Brison is derived from the personal name Brice. The surname Brison 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 Brison family was centered in the county of Berwick.

Brison Early Origins



The surname Brison 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.

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Brison Spelling Variations


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Brison Spelling Variations



Before the first dictionaries and printing presses went into use in the last few hundred years, spelling, particularly of names, was a largely intuitive matter. Consequently, many spelling variations occur in even the simplest names from the Middle Ages. Brison has been spelled Bryson, Brison and others.

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Brison Early History


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Brison Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brison research. Another 172 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1413 is included under the topic Early Brison History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brison Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brison Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brison Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brison In Ireland


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Brison In Ireland



Some of the Brison family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 262 words (19 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



The east coasts of the United States and Canada are still populated by many of the descendents of the Boernician-Scottish families who made that great crossing. They distributed themselves evenly when they first arrived, but at the time of the War of Independence those who remained loyal to England went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. This century, many of their ancestors have recovered their past heritage through highland games and other Scottish functions in North Ameri ca. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that many immigrants bearing the name Brison or a variant listed above:

Brison Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Brison, who arrived in New England in 1753

Brison Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Pedro Brison, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816
  • James Brison, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1851
  • John Brison, arrived in Philadelphia in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brison (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brison (post 1700)



  • Marshall Brison, American politician, Workers World Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1980
  • Scott Brison, Canadian federal politician, Treasury Board President (2015-)

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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: Vivit post funera virtus
Motto Translation: Virtue lives after death.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    4. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    10. 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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    The Brison Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brison 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 26 October 2016 at 01:28.

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