The French name Brissaud originated in the northern coastal region of France known as Normandy
. The name Normandy
was derived from the settlement and conquest of the territory by ("Northmen") better known as Vikings.
Early Origins of the Brissaud family
The surname Brissaud was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where the family first originated, maintaining their status as one of the more distinguished families of the region.
Early History of the Brissaud family
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Brissaud Spelling Variations
There were a great number of spelling variations
in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Brisson, Brison, Brès, Bris, Brix, de Brix, Bresset, Bresson, Bressot, Brice, Brisse, Brisset, Brissonot, Brissonneau, Brissonet, Brissonnet, Brissot, Brissaud and many more.
Early Notables of the Brissaud family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brissaud family to the New World and Oceana
In the 1700s, land incentives were finally given out by France to 2,000 migrants. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, Acadia were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Brissaud were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Brissaud were René Brisson, who arrived in Canada in 1664; Madeleine Brisson, who settled in Louisiana in 1719; Henry Brissonnet, 20; who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1823.
Contemporary Notables of the name Brissaud (post 1700)
- Pierre Brissaud (1885-1964), French Art Deco illustrator, painter and engraver
- Édouard Brissaud (1852-1909), French physician and pathologist