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Bissell

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. 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.
  2. English: from a diminutive of Biss.
  3. Respelling of German Biesel, a habitational name from Bisel in Alsace.
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