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Bisel Family History

Bisel Name Meaning

South German: of uncertain origin, possibly a habitational name from a place so named in Alsace.

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


Similar surnames: Biel, Biser, Basel, Wissel, Meisel, Buser, Biss, Riser, Bixel, Kissel

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Where is the Bisel family from?

You can see how Bisel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bisel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bisel families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Bisel families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 64% of all the recorded Bisel's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Bisel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bisel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bisel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bisel. 40% of Bisel men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Bisel women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bisel were Miner and House Keeper.

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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

  • Farmer
    40%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Miner
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    24%
  • Stenographer
    18%
  • Operator
    12%
  • House Keeper
    12%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bisel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bisel 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 176 immigration records available for the last name Bisel. 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 746 military records available for the last name Bisel. For the veterans among your Bisel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bisel lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Bisel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Bisel in 1962 was 56, and 81 in 2004.

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