Wish Family History

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Wish Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a water meadow or marsh, Middle English wyshe (Old English wisc). Americanized spelling of Wisch.

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


Similar surnames: Wise, Fish, Wisch, Rish, Rush, Wire, High, West, Bish, With

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Wish Family Origin

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Wish Family Occupations

What did your Wish ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Engineer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wish. The most common Wish occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Wish's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wish family was Farm Labor.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Blacksmith

    3%
  • Engineer

    3%
  • Farm Labor

    3%

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

Wish Historical Records

What Wish family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wish. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wish 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Wish. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Wish. For the veterans among your Wish ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wish Life Expectancy

What is the average Wish lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Wish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Wish in 1951 was 55, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wish

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wish 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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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
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