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