Wishart Family History

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Wishart Name Meaning

Scottish (of Norman origin): from the Anglo-Norman French form, Wischard, of the Old French personal name Guiscard. This was formed in Normandy from the Old Norse elements viskr ‘wise’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘bold’ (or possibly the Old French suffix -ard). Compare the French cognate Guiscard.

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

Similar surnames: Wisehart, Wichert, Willard, Willert, Withers, Goshert, Bishara

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Wishart Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wishart name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Wishart. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Wishart Family Origin

Where is the Wishart family from?

Wishart Family Occupations

What did your Wishart ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wishart occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Wishart's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wishart family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wishart.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Wishart Historical Records

What Wishart family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Wishart. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wishart 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Wishart. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Wishart. For the veterans among your Wishart ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wishart Life Expectancy

What is the average Wishart lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Wishart life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Wishart in 1940 was 31, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wishart 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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