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Origins of the Brissenden surname

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About the Brissendens

We have a total number of 1965 records for people with the last name Brissenden.

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Where do most Brissendens live?

In 1921, most Brissendens lived in South East.

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Interesting facts about Brissendens

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You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 1,800 records for the Brissenden surname. The oldest one dates back to 1843.

Who were Brissendens most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Brissenden first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Brissendens

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Brissendens in 1921


Dress Maker




At Home


Attending School


Common Male occupations for Brissendens in 1921
Agricultural Labourer


General Labourer








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