Brisbane Family History
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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