Ishman Family History

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Ishman Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Possibly an altered form of Isham.

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

Similar surnames: Ashman, Dishman, Lishman, Siman, Asman, Osman, Isham, Ingman, Bushman

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Ishman Family Origin

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Ishman Family Occupations

What did your Ishman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ishman occupation in the USA was Farm Laborer. 24% of Ishman's were Farm Laborers. Farm Laborer, Laborer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ishman. A less common occupation for the Ishman family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farm Laborer

  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith


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

Ishman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ishman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ishman 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 93 immigration records available for the last name Ishman. 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 569 military records available for the last name Ishman. For the veterans among your Ishman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ishman Life Expectancy

What is the average Ishman lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Ishman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Ishman in 1962 was 79, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ishman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ishman 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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