Brisbois Family History

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Brisbois Name Meaning

French: from Old French briser ‘to break’ + bois ‘wood’, ‘forest’, hence possibly a nickname for someone who cleared land.

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

Similar surnames: Brisbane, Biss, Briscoe, Brislin, Bristow, Brisson, Borsos, Brusso

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Brisbois Family Origin

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Brisbois Family Occupations

What did your Brisbois ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Brisbois family was Farmer. Cultivateur, Journalier and Cult were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brisbois. The most common Brisbois occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 22% of Brisbois's were Cultivateurs.

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  • Cultivateur

  • Journalier

  • Cult

  • Farmer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Brisbois ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Brisbois Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Brisbois. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brisbois 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 583 immigration records available for the last name Brisbois. 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 Brisbois. For the veterans among your Brisbois ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brisbois Life Expectancy

What is the average Brisbois lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Brisbois life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Brisbois in 1953 was 30, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brisbois

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brisbois ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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