Brisbin Surname Origin
This name is local, and may signify the Mount or Hill of Judgment, a place where courts were held and law administered, among the Celts and Britons, from the Cornish-British brez or brys, a judgment, a trial at law, and ban, a hill, a mount. In Gaelic, Breasban signifies the royal mount; Briosgabhain, the rapid river; Brisbeinn, the broken hill or cliff.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
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