Wiseman Family History

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Wiseman Name Meaning

English and Scottish: nickname for a wise man, from Wise + man ‘man’. Americanized spelling of German Weismann.

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

Similar surnames: Wireman, Wideman, Wissman, Eiseman, Wisman, Iseman, Wileman, Wildman

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Wiseman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wiseman name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • European Jewish


  • Norway


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Wiseman Family Origin

Where is the Wiseman family from?

Wiseman Family Occupations

What did your Wiseman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wiseman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Wiseman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wiseman family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wiseman.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Wiseman Historical Records

What Wiseman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 179,000 census records available for the last name Wiseman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wiseman 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Wiseman. 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 21,000 military records available for the last name Wiseman. For the veterans among your Wiseman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wiseman Life Expectancy

What is the average Wiseman lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Wiseman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wiseman in 1943 was 40, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wiseman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wiseman 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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