Wishey Family History

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Wishey 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, Hiskey, Richey, Sisley, Bushey, Disney

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Wishey Family Origin

Where is the Wishey family from?

Wishey Family Occupations

What did your Wishey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wishey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Wishey's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Labor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wishey. A less common occupation for the Wishey family was Making Matresses.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Labor

  • Making Matresses


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

Wishey Historical Records

What Wishey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 255 census records available for the last name Wishey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wishey 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 16 immigration records available for the last name Wishey. 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 22 military records available for the last name Wishey. For the veterans among your Wishey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wishey Life Expectancy

What is the average Wishey lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wishey 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wishey

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