Bisig Family History

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Bisig Name Meaning

Swiss German: possibly a variant of Biesike, Biesecke, from Sorbian pesk ‘sand’, hence a topographic name or a nickname for a farmer who worked sandy soil.

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


Similar surnames: Risi, Biss, Breig, Rising, Bise, Bisel, Billig, Gisi, Bierig, Bodi

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Bisig Family Origin

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Bisig Family Occupations

What did your Bisig ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bisig family was Taylor. The most common Bisig occupation in the USA was Buggy Body Maker. 25% of Bisig's were Buggy Body Makers. Buggy Body Maker, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bisig.

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  • Buggy Body Maker

    25%
  • Farmer

    25%
  • Laborer

    25%
  • Taylor

    25%

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Bisig Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bisig. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bisig 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Bisig. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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

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Bisig Life Expectancy

What is the average Bisig lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Bisig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Bisig in 1960 was 52, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bisig

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bisig 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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