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'Le Gros'

Hi all, hope you are well.

I wonder if anybody could shed some light on something for me. In my Bisson branch of the family my 4 x great Grandfather John Bisson (1800 - BEF 1881) as well as his family were known as Le Gros Bisson on some of his channel island censuses. Now I know Le Gros means something along the lines of The Big or Large. I just wondered if anybody might know why it would've been added to his name?

Many Thanks
Hi thanks for replying.

I haven't managed to get much info on my Bisson family as all I can find on ancestry is the censuses. No BMD records at all. Although with the name Jean and Le Gros and Bisson it could be that they are a few generations earlier than my John Bisson. I'd love to learn more about them as they are a bit different from the norm on my Mum's side, as everyone else are Ag Lab's in Devon!