Rev Patrick Woulfe

BISÉID—VIIIBiset, Bissett; 'son of Biset' (diminutive of an old Teutonic personal name Bis). The Bissetts were an English family who settled at an early period in Scotland. In 1242, John Bisset and Walter, his uncle, were outlawed and fled to Ireland, where they took refuge in the Glynns of Antrim and effected a settlement under de Burgo, Earl of Ulster. From this John the family in after times assumed the Irish patronymic surname of Mac Eóin. By marriage with an heiress of the Bissetts, the Glynns at a later period came into the possession of the MacDonnells.

Alphabetical Index to Irish Surnames