Wishar Family History

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Wishar 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: Fisher, Risher, Wishart, Disher, Isham, Cisar, Ishak, Afshar, Wishard

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Wishar Family Origin

Where is the Wishar family from?

Wishar Family Occupations

What did your Wishar ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wishar family was Waiter. The most common Wishar occupation in the USA was Barber. 50% of Wishar's were Barbers. Barber and Miner were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Wishar.

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  • Barber

  • Miner

  • Waiter


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

Wishar Historical Records

What Wishar family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 107 census records available for the last name Wishar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wishar 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 Wishar

Passenger List

There are 34 immigration records available for the last name Wishar. 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 18 military records available for the last name Wishar. For the veterans among your Wishar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wishar Life Expectancy

What is the average Wishar lifespan?

Between 1966 and 1999, in the United States, Wishar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Wishar in 1966 was 78, and 86 in 1999.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wishar

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wishar 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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