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Bisset Name Meaning

Scottish (of Norman origin): variant of Bissett . French: from a diminutive of Old French bisse ‘fine linen’ (see Bisson ).

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

Similar surnames: Bisso, Bise, Bissett, Bisson, Biss, Bosse, Bissell, Busse, Bessent

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Where is the Bisset family from?

You can see how Bisset families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bisset family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bisset families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1840 there were 4 Bisset families living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Bisset's in USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Bisset families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bisset surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bisset ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bisset. 16% of Bisset men worked as a Salesman and 14% of Bisset women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bisset were Contractor and Teacher. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Machinist
  • Clerk
  • Contractor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
  • Stenographer
  • Domestic
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Bisset. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bisset 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 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Bisset. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Bisset. For the veterans among your Bisset ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bisset lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Bisset life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bisset in 1962 was 67, and 86 in 2004.

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