Bissett (surname)

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Bissett is a surname that can be attributed to two or three origins. At the moment, it's somewhat more commonly Irish,[1] descending from the Bissett family, who arrived in what is now County Antrim in Ulster in the mid-thirteenth century from Scotland. Many of the family remained in Scotland, but their descendants more commonly spelled their surname Bisset without doubling the final -t-, although this may have become much more common in the last two centuries. In any case, all share a common origin, and a considerable degree of movement between Ulster and Scotland has been witnessed throughout recorded history. A lineage might belong to one, then the other, and back again. A third possible origin for the surname in North America is as an "anglicization" of the French or French Canadian surname Bessette, as in the case of Lady Gaga's mother.[2] Bissett may refer to:

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