Brisley Family History

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Brisley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Norfolk named in Old English with briosa ‘gadfly’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Brimley, Risley, Brindley, Grimley, Bramley, Brailey, Bromley

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Brisley Family Origin

Where is the Brisley family from?

Brisley Family Occupations

What did your Brisley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, builder, Ca... Reparer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brisley. A less common occupation for the Brisley family was Milliner. The most common Brisley occupation in Canada was Builder. 40% of Brisley's were Builders.

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  • Builder

  • Ca... Reparer

  • Farmer

  • Milliner


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

Brisley Historical Records

What Brisley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Brisley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brisley 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 661 immigration records available for the last name Brisley. 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 559 military records available for the last name Brisley. For the veterans among your Brisley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brisley Life Expectancy

What is the average Brisley lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Brisley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Brisley in 1963 was 80, and 94 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brisley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brisley 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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