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Brisbane Name Meaning

Scottish: nickname from Old French bris(er) ‘to break’ + Old English ban ‘bone’. The sense of this hybrid name is not clear; it may have been used for someone crippled by a broken bone or for a violent man who broke other people’s bones.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Brian, Brisbois, Briscoe, Bressan, Brine, Tristan, Braband, Brislin

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Brisbane Family Origin

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Brisbane Family Occupations

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In 1881, Carpenter and Servant were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Brisbane. The most common Brisbane occupation in Canada was Carpenter. 50% of Brisbane's were Carpenters.

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  • Carpenter

    50%
  • Servant

    50%

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Brisbane Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Brisbane. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brisbane census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Brisbane. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Brisbane. For the veterans among your Brisbane ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brisbane Life Expectancy

What is the average Brisbane lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Brisbane life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Brisbane in 1948 was 21, and 60 in 2004.

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