Bisset Family History

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Bisset Name Meaning

Scottish: variant spelling of Bissett. French: from a diminutive of Old French bisse ‘fine linen’, as a metonymic occupational name for weaver of or dealer in fine linen.

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

Similar surnames: Bisso, Bise, Bissett, Bisson, Biss, Bosse, Bissell, Busse, Bessent

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Bisset Family Origin

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Bisset Family Occupations

What did your Bisset ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bisset occupation in Canada was Farmer. 16% of Bisset's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bisset family was Captain. Farmer, Going To School and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bisset.

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  • Farmer

  • Going To School

  • Clerk

  • Captain


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

Bisset Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Bisset. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bisset 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 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Bisset. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Bisset. For the veterans among your Bisset ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bisset Life Expectancy

What is the average Bisset lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Bisset life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bisset in 1962 was 67, and 86 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bisset 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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