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Type Surname (from occupation)
Other Forms FormsCissé

Meaning & History

Gambian surname of Mandinka origin, which originally indicated a descendant of a marabout, i.e. a West African Muslim teacher and religious leader.

The French-influenced variant Cissé is used in Mali, Senegal, Ivory Coast and other regions of western Africa where French is spoken as a first or second language.
Added 12/25/2019 by General9696
Edited 12/30/2019 by SeaHorse15 and General9696