Wishmeyer Family History

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Wishmeyer 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: Wischmeyer, Rosemeyer, Rothmeyer, Dickmeyer, Wiedmeyer, Wittmeyer

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Wishmeyer Family Origin

Where is the Wishmeyer family from?

Wishmeyer Family Occupations

What did your Wishmeyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wishmeyer occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 18% of Wishmeyer's were Carpenters. A less common occupation for the Wishmeyer family was Clerk In Store. Carpenter, Farmer and Teamster were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wishmeyer.

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  • Carpenter

  • Farmer

  • Teamster

  • Clerk In Store


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

Wishmeyer Historical Records

What Wishmeyer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 679 census records available for the last name Wishmeyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wishmeyer 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 Wishmeyer

Passenger List

There are 30 immigration records available for the last name Wishmeyer. 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 93 military records available for the last name Wishmeyer. For the veterans among your Wishmeyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wishmeyer Life Expectancy

What is the average Wishmeyer lifespan?

Between 1968 and 2003, in the United States, Wishmeyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Wishmeyer in 1968 was 74, and 63 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wishmeyer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wishmeyer 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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