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Briscoe Name Meaning

Northern English: habitational name from any of various places so named. Briscoe in Cumberland is named with Old Norse Bretaskógr ‘wood of the Britons’ (see Brett). Brisco in Cumberland and Briscoe in North Yorkshire are named with Old Norse birki ‘birch’ + skógr ‘wood’.

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

Similar surnames: Biscoe, Rise, Brisco, Roscoe, Blincoe, Brinton, Bristow, Griscom

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Briscoe Family Origin

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Briscoe Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Annuitant


In 1881, a less common occupation for the Briscoe family was Annuitant. Coal Miner, Farmer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Briscoe. The most common Briscoe occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 10% of Briscoe's were Coal Miners.

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Briscoe Life Expectancy

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