Wishom Family History

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Wishom 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: Bishop, Isham, Mishoe, Wisdom, Dishon, Wishon, Hissom, Eshom, Wisham

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Wishom Family Origin

Where is the Wishom family from?

Wishom Family Occupations

What did your Wishom ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wishom occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 50% of Wishom's were Keeping Houses. Keeping House and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Wishom.

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  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Wishom Historical Records

What Wishom family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 255 census records available for the last name Wishom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wishom 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 10 immigration records available for the last name Wishom. 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 Wishom. For the veterans among your Wishom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wishom Life Expectancy

What is the average Wishom lifespan?

Between 1971 and 2003, in the United States, Wishom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Wishom in 1971 was 62, and 79 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wishom

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wishom 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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