Bissett Family History

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Bissett Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from a diminutive of Biss. French: variant of Bisset.

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

Similar surnames: Bisset, Bassett, Bissette, Bessett, Brissett, Fossett, Bissell

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Bissett Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bissett name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bissett. 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


  • Italy


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Bissett Family Origin

Where is the Bissett family from?

Bissett Family Occupations

What did your Bissett ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bissett occupation in Canada was Farmer. 19% of Bissett's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bissett family was Sailor. Farmer, School and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bissett.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Laborer

  • Sailor


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

Bissett Historical Records

What Bissett family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Bissett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bissett 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Bissett. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Bissett. For the veterans among your Bissett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bissett Life Expectancy

What is the average Bissett lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Bissett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Bissett in 1953 was 47, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bissett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bissett 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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