Wishem Family History

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Wishem 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, Fishel, Disher, Isham, Ishee, Rishel, Bisher, Kishel

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Wishem Family Origin

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Wishem Family Occupations

What did your Wishem ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Keeping Hotel were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Wishem. The most common Wishem occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Wishem's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping Hotel


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

Wishem Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 70 census records available for the last name Wishem. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wishem 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 1 immigration records available for the last name Wishem. 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 13 military records available for the last name Wishem. For the veterans among your Wishem ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wishem Life Expectancy

What is the average Wishem lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2003, in the United States, Wishem life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Wishem in 1967 was 52, and 52 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wishem

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wishem 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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