Brisset History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The French name Brisset 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 Brisset family
The surname Brisset 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.
Robert de Brix, companion to Duke Guillaume, was first registered in the region in 1066. The family later received its title of nobility in 1666. The family continued to prosper and was later cited in Fontenay le Comte in the sub-prefecture of Vendée. Nicolas Brisson was recorded in the region in 1431. Other noteworthy family members include a commander of Rivière (in the region of Touraine) in 1404 and Barnabé Brisson, thought to be the most scholarly of men by King Henry III, he was president of parliament in Paris. 
Important Dates for the Brisset family
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Brisset Spelling Variations
French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Brisset is distinguished by a number of regional variations. 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 Brisset family (pre 1700)
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Brisset migration to Canada
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Brisset has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Brisset were
Brisset Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Jacques Brisset, son of Jacques and Jeanne, married Marguerite Dandonnneau, daughter of Pierre and Françoise, in Quebec on 15th Noveber 1672 
- Mr. Pierre Brisset, French settler travelling to Canada for work arriving on 27th January 1677 
- Jean Brisset, son of Jean and Marguerite, married Geneviève Trud, daughter of Mathurin and Marguerite, in Batiscan, Quebec on 6th July 1693 
Brisset Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Jean Brisset, son of Jean and Marguerite, married Catherine Le Sieur, daughter of Jean and Marie-Charlotte, in Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade, Quebec on 24th February 1705 
- Jacques Brisset, son of Jacques and Marguerite, married Marie Aubuchon, daughter of Jacques-Philippe and Marie, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 27th July 1706 
- Jacques Brisset, son of Jacques and Marguerite, married Marie-Jeanne Dutuat, daughter of Charles and Jeanne, in Champlain, Quebec on 3rd March 1710 
- Bernard Brisset, son of Jacques and Marguerite, married Catherine Le Pellé, daughter of jean and Jeanne, in Champlain, Quebec on 1st February 1712 
- Charles Brisset, son of Jacques and Marguerite, married Marie-Josephte Petit, daughter of Joseph and Marie, in Louiseville, Quebec on 19th February 1716 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Brisset (post 1700)
- Hugues Brisset de Montbrun de Pomarède, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 
- ^ Hozier, Charles D, and Antoine Bachelin-Delforenne. État présent De La Noblesse française (1883-1887): Contenant Le Distionnaire De La Noblesse Contemporaine Et Larmorial général De France, Dapres Les Manuscrits De Ch. D Hozier. Librairie Des Bibliophiles, 1884. Print.
- ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
- ^ Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/
- ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Hugues Brisset. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html