Wischmeyer Family History

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Wischmeyer Name Meaning

North German: distinguishing name for a tenant farmer (Meyer) whose farm was by a meadow (see Wisch).

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

Similar surnames: Birchmeier, Eickmeyer, Wischmeier, Wiedmeyer, Wittmeyer, Wedemeyer

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Wischmeyer Family Origin

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Wischmeyer Family Occupations

What did your Wischmeyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wischmeyer family was Driver. Farmer, Book Keeper Grain Store and Boot Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wischmeyer. The most common Wischmeyer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Wischmeyer's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Book Keeper Grain Store

  • Boot Maker

  • Driver


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

Wischmeyer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Wischmeyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wischmeyer 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 409 immigration records available for the last name Wischmeyer. 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 372 military records available for the last name Wischmeyer. For the veterans among your Wischmeyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wischmeyer Life Expectancy

What is the average Wischmeyer lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Wischmeyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Wischmeyer in 1960 was 44, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wischmeyer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wischmeyer 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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