Bisson Family History

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Bisson Name Meaning

possibly from a diminutive of Old French bisse ‘fine linen’ (see Bisset). (Normandy) topographic name for someone who lived in an area of scrub land or by a prominent clump of bushes, from Old French buisson ‘bush’, ‘scrub’ (a diminutive of bois ‘wood’).

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

Similar surnames: Buisson, Sisson, Bisso, Pinson, Masson, Bosson, Husson, Lipson, Bason

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Bisson Family Origin

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Bisson Family Occupations

What did your Bisson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bisson family was Stone Cutter. The most common Bisson occupation in the UK was Farmer. 17% of Bisson's were Farmers. Farmer, Annuitant and Dressmaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bisson.

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  • Farmer

  • Annuitant

  • Dressmaker

  • Stone Cutter


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

Bisson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Bisson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bisson 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Bisson. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Bisson. For the veterans among your Bisson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bisson Life Expectancy

What is the average Bisson lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bisson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bisson in 1943 was 22, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bisson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bisson 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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