Bischoff Family History

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Bischoff Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German bischof, Middle Low German bischop ‘bishop’, probably applied as a nickname for someone with a pompous manner or as a metonymic occupational name for someone in the service of a bishop. See also Bishop.

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

Similar surnames: Schiff, Schopf, Aschoff, Bishop, Schoof, Schaff, Schoeff, Bohnhoff

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Bischoff Family Origin

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Bischoff Family Occupations

What did your Bischoff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bischoff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 13% of Bischoff's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bischoff. A less common occupation for the Bischoff family was Butcher.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Barber

  • Butcher


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bischoff ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bischoff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Bischoff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bischoff census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Bischoff. 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 Card

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Bischoff. For the veterans among your Bischoff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bischoff Life Expectancy

What is the average Bischoff lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Bischoff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Bischoff in 1950 was 52, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bischoff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bischoff ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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