Wishan Family History

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Wishan Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Shan, Lisman, Isham, Ishak, Dishman, Wisman, Zisman, Nissan, Tishman

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Wishan Family Origin

Where is the Wishan family from?

Wishan Family Occupations

What did your Wishan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wishan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Wishan's were Farmers. Farmer, Blacksmith and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wishan. A less common occupation for the Wishan family was Miller In Flour And Grist Mill.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Farm Laborer

  • Miller In Flour And Grist Mill


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

Wishan Historical Records

What Wishan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 254 census records available for the last name Wishan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wishan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Wishan

Passenger List

There are 28 immigration records available for the last name Wishan. 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 19 military records available for the last name Wishan. For the veterans among your Wishan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wishan Life Expectancy

What is the average Wishan lifespan?

Between 1986 and 2000, in the United States, Wishan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Wishan in 1986 was 82, and 40 in 2000.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wishan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wishan 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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