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Bisso Name Meaning

Italian: metonymic occupational name for a weaver or dealer in linen, from bisso ‘linen’ (from Latin byssus). Possibly an altered spelling of French Bissot.

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


Similar surnames: Bisson, Biss, Bosso, Basso, Jasso, Bess, Buss, Bitto, Mosso, Busse

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Where is the Bisso family from?

You can see how Bisso families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bisso family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Bisso families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Bisso families living in Louisiana. This was about 44% of all the recorded Bisso's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Bisso families in 1880.
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What did your Bisso ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bisso. 32% of Bisso men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Bisso women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bisso were Electrician and Stitcher. .

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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
    32%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Barber
    12%
  • Electrician
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Maid
    34%
  • Stitcher
    34%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bisso. 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 331 military records available for the last name Bisso. For the veterans among your Bisso ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bisso lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Bisso life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Bisso in 1955 was 33, and 100 in 2004.

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