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 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Bisset. 15% of Bisset men worked as a General Labourer and 76% of Bisset women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bisset were Medical Practitioner and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Bank Clerk
  • Builders Labourer
  • Medical Practitioner

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means
  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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 the UK, 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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