The French name Brissett 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 Brissett family
The surname Brissett 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. CITATION[CLOSE]
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.
Early History of the Brissett family
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Brissett Spelling Variations
The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local
dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Brissett 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 Brissett family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brissett family to the New World and Oceana
Immigration to New France was slow; therefore, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. 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 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Brissett has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Brissett were
Brissett Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Samuel Brissett, aged 24, who arrived in America, in 1907
- Diana Brissett, aged 21, who arrived in America from Kingston, Jamaica, in 1909
- John Brissett, aged 20, who arrived in America from Montego Bay, Jamaica, in 1910
- Mathilda Brissett, who arrived in America, in 1911
- Edwin Brissett, aged 30, who arrived in America from Kingston, Jamaica, in 1916
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Contemporary Notables of the name Brissett (post 1700)
- Omar Brissett (b. 1984), Jamaican footballer
- Annette Brissett, Jamaican reggae singer
- Trevor Anthony Brissett (1961-2010), English professional footballer who played from 1978 to 1983
- Jason Brissett (b. 1974), former English professional footballer who played from 1992 to 2001