Brissenden Family History

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Brissenden Name Meaning

English: from either of two places in Kent named Brissenden (one near Frittenden, the other near Tenterden), both named with the Old English personal name Breosa (a byname from bresa ‘gadfly’) + Old English denn ‘woodland pasture (for swine)’.

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


Similar surnames: Crittenden, Chittenden, Ramsden, Fessenden, Bissen, Breeden, Brisbane

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Brissenden Family Origin

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Brissenden Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Dealer In Lumber

    11%
  • Dry Goods Merchant

    11%
  • Makes Truss Hoops

    11%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Brissenden family was Makes Truss Hoops. The most common Brissenden occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Brissenden's were Farmers. Farmer, Dealer In Lumber and Dry Goods Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brissenden.

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