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Wisch Family History

Wisch Name Meaning

North German: topographic name for someone who lived by a meadow, Middle Low German wisch, or a habitational name from any of several places so named, all in northern Germany.

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


Similar surnames: Risch, Wish, Fisch, Reisch, Pesch, Busch, Misch, Eisch, Winch, Hirsch

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Where is the Wisch family from?

You can see how Wisch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wisch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Wisch families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 21 Wisch families living in Wisconsin. This was about 40% of all the recorded Wisch's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Wisch families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wisch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wisch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wisch. 23% of Wisch men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Wisch women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wisch were Farm Laborer and Manager. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Proprietor
    10%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    23%
  • Stenographer
    23%
  • Saleslady
    12%
  • Manager
    12%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Wisch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wisch census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 767 immigration records available for the last name Wisch. 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 Cards

There are 872 military records available for the last name Wisch. For the veterans among your Wisch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wisch lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Wisch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Wisch in 1952 was 52, and 84 in 2004.

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