Wishaw Family History

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Wishaw 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: Dishaw, Shaw, Deshaw, Hoshaw, Isham, Upshaw, Ishak, Bashaw, Bushaw

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Wishaw Family Origin

Where is the Wishaw family from?

Wishaw Family Occupations

What did your Wishaw ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Wishaw occupation in the UK was Cotton Weaver. 50% of Wishaw's were Cotton Weavers. Cotton Weaver and Laundress were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Wishaw.

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  • Cotton Weaver

  • Laundress


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

Wishaw Historical Records

What Wishaw family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 425 census records available for the last name Wishaw. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wishaw 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 Wishaw

Passenger List

There are 122 immigration records available for the last name Wishaw. 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 30 military records available for the last name Wishaw. For the veterans among your Wishaw ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wishaw Life Expectancy

What is the average Wishaw lifespan?

Between 1974 and 2002, in the United States, Wishaw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Wishaw in 1974 was 52, and 95 in 2002.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wishaw

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wishaw 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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