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The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Scotland were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Scottish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. The surname Bisard is derived from the ancient Teutonic personal name Biset, whose meaning is now lost.

Bisard Early Origins



The surname Bisard was first found in Ross-shire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rois) a former county, now part of the Council Areas of Highland and Western Isles in Northern Scotland, which emerged from the Gaelic lordship of the Earl of Ross.

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Bisard Spelling Variations


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Bisard Spelling Variations



The frequent translations of surnames from and into Gaelic, accounts for the multitude of spelling variations found in Scottish surnames. Furthermore, the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent because medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules. The different versions of a surname, such as the inclusion of the patronymic prefix "Mac", frequently indicated a religious or Clan affiliation, or even a division of the family. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into Scotland, accelerating accentuating the alterations to various surnames. The name Bisard has also been spelled Bissett, Bisset, Bisside, Bisseth, Bizet, Biseth and others.

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Bisard Early History


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Bisard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bisard research. Another 351 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1174, 1198, 1242, and 1679 are included under the topic Early Bisard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bisard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bisard Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bisard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bisard In Ireland


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Bisard In Ireland



Some of the Bisard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 60 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first North American settlers with Bisard name or one of its variants: Elly Bisset who settled in Carolina in 1695; James Bisset settled in New England in 1752.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Reviresco
Motto Translation: I flourish again.


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Bisard Family Crest Products


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Bisard Family Crest Products




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