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Brison Surname Meaning

Scottish: variant of Bryson .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Brisbon, Brian, Brinson, Bryson, Brydon, Beson, Benison, Burlison

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Where is the Brison family from?

You can see how Brison families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brison family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brison families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 72 Brison families living in Quebec. This was about 41% of all the recorded Brison's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Brison families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brison surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brison ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Religieuse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Brison. 34% of Brison men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Brison women worked as a Religieuse. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Cultivateur
    27%
  • Labourer
    14%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Religieuse
    100%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Brison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brison census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Brison. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Brison lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Brison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Brison in 1945 was 30, and 76 in 2004.

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