The Brisbane clan takes its name from the lands of Brisbane, located near the village of Largs in Lanarkshire. The name “Brisbane” is believed to have originated from the Old Scots words “brasan” or “brisin,” which mean a small wooded area or brushwood. The early history of the Brisbane clan is intertwined with the region of Lanarkshire. They held lands in the area and played a significant role in the local affairs. The Brisbane family was recognized as landowners and held positions of influence within the community.