Wishman Family History

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Wishman 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: Dishman, Tishman, Lishman, Ishman, Fishman, Ashman, Richman, Lisman

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Wishman Family Origin

Where is the Wishman family from?

Wishman Family Occupations

What did your Wishman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wishman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Wishman's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wishman. A less common occupation for the Wishman family was Book Keeper.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Book Keeper


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

Wishman Historical Records

What Wishman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Wishman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wishman 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 Wishman

Passenger List

There are 218 immigration records available for the last name Wishman. 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 281 military records available for the last name Wishman. For the veterans among your Wishman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wishman Life Expectancy

What is the average Wishman lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Wishman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Wishman in 1962 was 71, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wishman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wishman 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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