Bissell Family History
Bissell Name Meaning
English: from Middle English buyscel busshell bysshell ‘bushel measure of grain’ (Old French boissel buissel of Gaulish origin) hence a metonymic occupational name for a grain merchant or factor one who measured grain. The name may also have been applied to a maker of vessels designed to hold or measure out a bushel. Americanized form of German Bissel of unexplained etymology. The surname Bissel is also found in France (Alsace).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press