Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Italian : habitational name for someone from Brescia, from a northern variant, Bressan(o), of Bresciano, an adjectival form of the place name.
  • French : Probably a variant of French Bresse, ethnic name for someone from the region of France called Bresse, or habitational name from any of various places of this name, derived from the Gallo-Roman personal name Bricius (see Brice).