Wishon Family History

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Wishon Name Meaning

Most probably a variant of English Worsham.

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

Similar surnames: Wisham, Shon, Cisson, Wesson, Weston, Liston, Wixson, Winton, Wriston

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Wishon Family Origin

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Wishon Family Occupations

What did your Wishon ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wishon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Wishon's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wishon family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wishon.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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

Wishon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Wishon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wishon 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 188 immigration records available for the last name Wishon. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Wishon. For the veterans among your Wishon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wishon Life Expectancy

What is the average Wishon lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Wishon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Wishon in 1950 was 27, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wishon

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wishon 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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