Bissell Family History

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Bissell Name Meaning

English: from Middle English buyscel, busshell, bysshell ‘bushel’, ‘measure of grain’ (Old French boissel, buissel, of Gaulish origin), hence a metonymic occupational name for a grain merchant or factor, one who measured grain. The name may also have been applied to a maker of vessels designed to hold or measure out a bushel. English: from a diminutive of Biss. Respelling of German Biesel, a habitational name from Bisel in Alsace.

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


Similar surnames: Vessell, Fussell, Mussell, Rishell, Boswell, Vassell, Tassell

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Bissell Family Origin

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Bissell Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    53%
  • Tinsmith

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%
  • Scholar

    4%

In 1881, the most common Bissell occupation in Canada was Farmer. 53% of Bissell's were Farmers. Farmer, Tinsmith and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bissell. A less common occupation for the Bissell family was Scholar.

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Bissell Life Expectancy

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