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Gish Family History

Gish Name Meaning
German (Gisch): from a short form of the Germanic personal name Gisulf, from gisil ‘pledge’, ‘hostage’, ‘noble youth’ (see Giesel) + wolf, wulf ‘wolf’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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21,882 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,998 Military Records
787 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Gish Families

  • Number of Gish families
     49 - 95
     17 - 48
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gish families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Gish last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Gish Family Origin

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Gish Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Gish

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Gish Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Gish census records

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Gish Civil War Service Records

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