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Sisson Family History

Sisson Surname Meaning

English:: from the Middle English female personal name Sis(se) Cisse a pet form of Cecily (see Sisley ) + -son. variant of Syson a habitational name from Syston (Leicestershire) from a short form of an Old English personal name such as Sigehǣth or Sigefrith + Old English tūn ‘farmstead estate’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Sibson, Soisson, Bisson, Lipson, Masson, Husson, Ipson, Sasson

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Where is the Sisson family from?

You can see how Sisson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sisson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sisson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 151 Sisson families living in Nottinghamshire. This was about 21% of all the recorded Sisson's in United Kingdom. Nottinghamshire had the highest population of Sisson families in 1891.
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What did your Sisson ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Sisson. 13% of Sisson men worked as a General Labourer and 79% of Sisson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sisson were Colliery Hewer and Domestic Servant. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    13%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Builders Labourer
    7%
  • Colliery Hewer
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    79%
  • Private Means
    4%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
  • Domestic Servant
    2%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Sisson. 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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There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Sisson. For the veterans among your Sisson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sisson lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Sisson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Sisson in 1940 was 48, and 76 in 2004.

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