Kish Family History

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Kish Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Hungarian Kiss. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Kisch.

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

Similar surnames: Kash, Tish, Bish, Kiss, Kirsh, Fish, Cush, Wish, Ish, Nish

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Kish Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kish name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Italy


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Kish Family Origin

Where is the Kish family from?

Kish Family Occupations

What did your Kish ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kish occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Kish's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kish family was Painter. Farmer, Cooper and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kish.

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  • Farmer

  • Cooper

  • Farming

  • Painter


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

Kish Historical Records

What Kish family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Kish. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kish 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Kish. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Kish. For the veterans among your Kish ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kish Life Expectancy

What is the average Kish lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Kish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Kish in 1942 was 36, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kish

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kish 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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