Dishman Family History

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Dishman Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Dischmann or Tischmann, occupational name for a joiner, from Middle Low German disch ‘table’ + man ‘man’.

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

Similar surnames: Tishman, Dickman, Fischman, Ashman, Richman, Dikeman, Rissman

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Dishman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dishman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dishman. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Dishman Family Origin

Where is the Dishman family from?

Dishman Family Occupations

What did your Dishman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dishman. The most common Dishman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Dishman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dishman family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer


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

Dishman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Dishman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dishman 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 528 immigration records available for the last name Dishman. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Dishman. For the veterans among your Dishman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dishman Life Expectancy

What is the average Dishman lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Dishman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Dishman in 1942 was 51, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dishman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dishman 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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