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Bissett Name Meaning

Scottish (of Norman origin): nickname from Old French biset ‘dark’ a diminutive of bis (see Biss ). Altered form of French Bizet: nickname for someone with a dark complexion derived from bis ‘grayish-brown’. Altered ending reflects the Canadian and American French practice of sounding the final -t. Compare Bissette .

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

Similar surnames: Bisset, Bassett, Bissette, Bessett, Brissett, Fossett, Bissell

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Where is the Bissett family from?

You can see how Bissett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bissett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bissett families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Bissett families living in New Jersey. This was about 41% of all the recorded Bissett's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Bissett families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bissett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bissett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bissett. 19% of Bissett men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Bissett women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bissett were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Saleslady
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Bissett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bissett 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Bissett. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Bissett. For the veterans among your Bissett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bissett lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Bissett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Bissett in 1953 was 47, and 77 in 2004.

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