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Bise Name Meaning

French and Swiss (French part): metonymic occupational name for a baker, from Old French bise ‘large round loaf’. English and Scottish: perhaps a variant of Biss. Compare Beese, Bice, Buys, Buys.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Biss, Bice, Vise, Bose, Bee, Baise, Wise, Rise, Buse, Lime

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Where is the Bise family from?

You can see how Bise families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bise family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bise families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Bise families living in Virginia. This was about 45% of all the recorded Bise's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Bise families in 1840.
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What did your Bise ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bise. 39% of Bise men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Bise women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bise were Salesman and Stenographer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Cook
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Bise. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bise census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 394 immigration records available for the last name Bise. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bise. For the veterans among your Bise ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bise lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Bise life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Bise in 1949 was 39, and 69 in 2004.

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