Sisson Family History

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Sisson Name Meaning

metronymic from the medieval female personal name Siss, Ciss, short for Sisley, Cecilie (see Sisley), or possibly from a pet form of Sisley (with the old French diminutive suffix -on). variant of Sessions.

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

Similar surnames: Sibson, Soisson, Bisson, Lipson, Masson, Husson, Ipson, Sasson

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Sisson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sisson name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Sisson. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Sisson Family Origin

Where is the Sisson family from?

Sisson Family Occupations

What did your Sisson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sisson family was Farming. The most common Sisson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Sisson's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sisson.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Sisson ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Sisson Historical Records

What Sisson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 75,000 census records available for the last name Sisson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sisson census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Sisson. 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 Card

There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Sisson. For the veterans among your Sisson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sisson Life Expectancy

What is the average Sisson lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Sisson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Sisson in 1940 was 48, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sisson ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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