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Multiple Origins for the Surname Bisson


French


The history of the Bisson family goes back to the Medieval landscape of northern France, to that coastal region known as Normandy. It is derived from the family living in Normandy.

Bisson Early Origins



The surname Bisson was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy.

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Bisson Spelling Variations


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Bisson Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Bisson include Bisson, Buisson, Bichon, Du Buisson, Du Bisson, beson and many more.

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Bisson Early History


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Bisson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bisson research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1046, 1160, 1189, 1251, 1637, 1789, 1742, 1767, 1796, 1807, 1848, 1850, 1666, 1739 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Bisson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bisson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bisson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family in this period was a lawyer of the King, two priors (priests) from Caen, a councillor at the Rouen parliament, two general captains for the militia of Normandy, two knights of Saint Louis. This family maintained its nobility, recorded in 1637, and was present at the assembly...

Another 176 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bisson Notables 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



Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Bisson has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Bisson were

Bisson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Gerrais Bisson, who was married in 1635 in America

Bisson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Bisson, who settled in New York in 1841

Bisson Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Antoine Bisson, married in Duquet in 1671

Bisson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Elie Bisson was a member of parliament in 1891 in Beauharnois, Quebec

Bisson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Bisson, aged 48, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Navarino" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Monday 14th August 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/navarino1854.shtml.
  • Priscilla Bisson, aged 23, a laundress, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emigrant" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Wednesday 25th October 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Emigrant 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/emigrant1854.shtml.
  • Rachel Bisson, aged 58, a laundress, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emigrant" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Wednesday 25th October 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Emigrant 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/emigrant1854.shtml.

Bisson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Philip Bisson, aged 28, a shoemaker, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874
  • Esther Bisson, aged 34, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874
  • Philip Bisson, aged 5, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874
  • Adolphus Bisson, aged 3, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874
  • Louisa Bisson, aged 5 months, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bisson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bisson (post 1700)



  • Terry Ballantine Bisson (b. 1942), American science fiction and fantasy author
  • Baptiste Pierre François Jean Gaspard Bisson, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Baptiste Bisson. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • Alexandre Charles Auguste Bisson (1848-1912), French playwright, and novelist
  • Christopher Paul Bisson (b. 1975), British actor
  • Claude Bisson (b. 1931), Canadian Judge of the Quebec Court of Appeal,and Communications Security Establishment Commissioner, made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1998

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Citations


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  1. ^ South Australian Register Monday 14th August 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/navarino1854.shtml.
  2. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 25th October 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Emigrant 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/emigrant1854.shtml.
  3. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Baptiste Bisson. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
  5. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
  9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Bisson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bisson Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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