Last name origins & meanings:
- 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.
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