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

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Brislin Family Origin

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Brislin Family Occupations

What did your Brislin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Bricklayers Labourers, Cloth Looker and dock Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brislin. The most common Brislin occupation in the UK was Bricklayers Labourers. 20% of Brislin's were Bricklayers Labourerss. A less common occupation for the Brislin family was Millworker Unemployed.

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  • Bricklayers Labourers

  • Cloth Looker

  • dock Laborer

  • Millworker Unemployed


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Brislin ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Brislin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Brislin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brislin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 541 immigration records available for the last name Brislin. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 889 military records available for the last name Brislin. For the veterans among your Brislin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brislin Life Expectancy

What is the average Brislin lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Brislin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Brislin in 1953 was 64, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brislin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brislin ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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