Blish Family History

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Blish Name Meaning

Probably English: unexplained. The surname seems to have died out in Britain.

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

Similar surnames: Lish, Blush, Bligh, Bish, Brash, Bliss, Bline, Blash, Bise, Plush

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Blish Family Origin

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Blish Family Occupations

What did your Blish ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Blish occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Blish's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Blish family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Keeps House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Blish.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Keeps House

  • Carpenter


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

Blish Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Blish. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blish 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 454 immigration records available for the last name Blish. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Blish. For the veterans among your Blish ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Blish Life Expectancy

What is the average Blish lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Blish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Blish in 1945 was 44, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Blish

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Blish 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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