Fishman Family History

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Fishman Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Fischman.

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

Similar surnames: Frishman, Fischman, Tishman, Hibshman, Hirshman, Lisman, Zisman

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Fishman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Fishman name?

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

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  • European Jewish


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Italy


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Fishman Family Origin

Where is the Fishman family from?

Fishman Family Occupations

What did your Fishman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fishman. A less common occupation for the Fishman family was Cabinet Maker. The most common Fishman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Fishman's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Cabinet Maker


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

Fishman Historical Records

What Fishman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Fishman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fishman 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Fishman. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Fishman. For the veterans among your Fishman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fishman Life Expectancy

What is the average Fishman lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Fishman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Fishman in 1949 was 54, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fishman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fishman 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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