Wishmire Family History

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Wishmire 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: Rushmore, Fesmire, Ashmore, Ingmire, Cashmore, Abshire, Shire

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Wishmire Family Origin

Where is the Wishmire family from?

Wishmire Family Occupations

What did your Wishmire ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Gardiner and Gardner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wishmire. The most common Wishmire occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Wishmire's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wishmire family was Keeps House.

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  • Farmer

  • Gardiner

  • Gardner

  • Keeps House


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

Wishmire Historical Records

What Wishmire family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 248 census records available for the last name Wishmire. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wishmire 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 Wishmire

Passenger List

There are 4 immigration records available for the last name Wishmire. 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 26 military records available for the last name Wishmire. For the veterans among your Wishmire ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wishmire Life Expectancy

What is the average Wishmire lifespan?

Between 1968 and 2003, in the United States, Wishmire life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Wishmire in 1968 was 89, and 85 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wishmire

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wishmire 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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