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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.

Brissett Early Origins



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.

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Brissett Spelling Variations


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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.

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Brissett Early History


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Brissett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brissett research. Another 283 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1404, 1431, 1467, 1666, 1810, and 1813 are included under the topic Early Brissett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brissett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brissett Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brissett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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 Quebe c. 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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brissett (post 1700)


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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

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    5. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    8. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Brissett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brissett 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.

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