Wishum Family History

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Wishum 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: Isham, Shum, Wisham, Fisher, Bishop, Joshua, Risher, Ishii, Hashim

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Wishum Family Origin

Where is the Wishum family from?

Wishum Family Occupations

What did your Wishum ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wishum occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Wishum's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wishum. A less common occupation for the Wishum family was Tinsmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Tinsmith


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

Wishum Historical Records

What Wishum family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 390 census records available for the last name Wishum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wishum 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 7 immigration records available for the last name Wishum. 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 59 military records available for the last name Wishum. For the veterans among your Wishum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wishum Life Expectancy

What is the average Wishum lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Wishum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Wishum in 1958 was 56, and 26 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wishum

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wishum 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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