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

What did your Brissenden ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Licensed Victualler and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brissenden. The most common Brissenden occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Brissenden's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Brissenden family was Annuitant.

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  • Farmer

  • Licensed Victualler

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Annuitant


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Brissenden Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Brissenden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brissenden 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 584 immigration records available for the last name Brissenden. 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 583 military records available for the last name Brissenden. For the veterans among your Brissenden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brissenden Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Brissenden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Brissenden in 1952 was 47, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brissenden

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