Wishner Family History

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Wishner Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Wischner, a variant of Wischer 2.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Dishner, Wisher, Wisner, Wiser, Winer, Wissner, Kirshner, Kissner

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Wishner Family Origin

Where is the Wishner family from?

Wishner Family Occupations

What did your Wishner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wishner family was Laborer. The most common Wishner occupation in the USA was Boating. 33% of Wishner's were Boatings. Boating and Cooper were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Wishner.

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  • Boating

  • Cooper

  • Laborer


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

Wishner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 836 census records available for the last name Wishner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wishner 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 276 immigration records available for the last name Wishner. 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 149 military records available for the last name Wishner. For the veterans among your Wishner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wishner Life Expectancy

What is the average Wishner lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Wishner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Wishner in 1954 was 56, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wishner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wishner 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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