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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. BIZ-bee  [key]

Meaning & History

Named after the city of Bisbee which is in Arizona.

The city was named in honour of Judge DeWitt Bisbee, one of the financial backers of a nearby copper mine.

His surname is a form of Bisby, which is possibly a form of Busby. This is a locational name from a place in Yorkshire which means "homestead by the bushes".
Added 1/25/2011 by keepitreal
Edited 11/7/2014 by LMS, Lucille and Tara C