Wishert Family History

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Wishert 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, Eisert, Eichert, Goshert, Kispert

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Wishert Family Origin

Where is the Wishert family from?

Wishert Family Occupations

What did your Wishert ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wishert occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Wishert's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wishert family was Saloon Keeper. Farmer, Cigar Dealer and Livestock Raiser were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wishert.

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  • Farmer

  • Cigar Dealer

  • Livestock Raiser

  • Saloon Keeper


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

Wishert Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Wishert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wishert 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 Wishert

Passenger List

There are 160 immigration records available for the last name Wishert. 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 163 military records available for the last name Wishert. For the veterans among your Wishert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wishert Life Expectancy

What is the average Wishert lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Wishert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Wishert in 1962 was 56, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wishert

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wishert 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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