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Sisk Name Meaning

Irish (Cork): perhaps from Ó Siosta a rare Munster surname apparently originating in Kerry where the placename Tuath Ó Siosta ‘tribe of Ó Sioste’ (Anglicized as Tuosist) is based on the surname. This surname is found in County Cork since the 18th century.

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


Similar surnames: Mick, Zink, Silk, Bick, Sock, Scism, Biss, Spisak, Siska, Risk

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Where is the Sisk family from?

You can see how Sisk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sisk family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sisk families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 21 Sisk families living in Kentucky. This was about 19% of all the recorded Sisk's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Sisk families in 1840.
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What did your Sisk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sisk. 20% of Sisk men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Sisk women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sisk were Salesman and Waitress. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Truck Driver
    4%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Waitress
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Sisk. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Sisk. For the veterans among your Sisk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sisk lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Sisk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1951. The average life expectancy for Sisk in 1940 was 47, and 71 in 2004.

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