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