Brislin Family History
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Brislin Name Meaning
Variant of Irish Breslin. Altered spelling of Swiss and South German Brüstlin, from a diminutive of Middle High German brust ‘chest’, ‘breast’ (see Brust). Americanized form of South German Brüslin, a nickname for a poor person, from an old dialect word Brüslin ‘crumb’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Breslin, Fralin, Gimlin, Rising, Brisbin, Risi, Crispin, Brison