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Wishart Name Meaning

Scottish (eastern and central Scotland): of Norman origin from the Anglo-Norman French form Wischard of the Old French personal name Guiscard. This was formed in Normandy from the Old Norse elements vizkr ‘wise’ + hard ‘hardy brave bold’ (or possibly the Old French suffix -ard).

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


Similar surnames: Wisehart, Wichert, Willard, Willert, Withers, Goshert, Bishara

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Where is the Wishart family from?

You can see how Wishart families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wishart family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wishart families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1840 there were 5 Wishart families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 24% of all the recorded Wishart's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Wishart families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wishart surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wishart ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wishart. 13% of Wishart men worked as a Salesman and 19% of Wishart women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wishart were Clerk and Secretary. .

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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

  • Salesman
    13%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    19%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Secretary
    7%
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Census Records

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Wishart. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wishart census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Wishart. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Wishart. For the veterans among your Wishart ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wishart lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Wishart life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Wishart in 1940 was 31, and 79 in 2004.

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