Biss Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from Middle English bis, biss(e), bice, byse ‘dingy’, ‘dark’, ‘gray’, ‘murky’; ‘dark fur used for trimming and lining garments’ (Old French bis(e), of Germanic origin), hence a nickname for someone with an unhealthy complexion or someone who habitually dressed in particularly drab garments, or (from the noun) a metonymic occupational name for a furrier or maker of fur-trimmed garments. South German: nickname for a cutting, sarcastic person, from Biss ‘bite’.

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


Similar surnames: Bass, Buss, Bise, Kiss, Bliss, Boss, Best, Diss, Bick, Bies

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Biss Family Origin

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Biss Family Occupations

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  • (Ag) Labourer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Biss family was Agricultural Labourer. (Ag) Labourer, Carpenter and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Biss. The most common Biss occupation in the UK was (Ag) Labourer. 4% of Biss's were (Ag) Labourers.

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Between 1950 and 2004, Biss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Biss in 1950 was 51, and 88 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Biss

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