Wisniewski Family History

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Wisniewski Name Meaning

Polish (Wisniewski): habitational name for someone from any of the many places in Poland called Wisniewo, Wisniew, or Wisniewa, named with wisnia ‘cherry’.

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

Similar surnames: Wisniowski, Lisiewski, Lesniewski, Pniewski, Liszewski, Witowski

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Wisniewski Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wisniewski name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Wisniewski. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Baltic States


  • Germanic Europe


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Wisniewski Family Origin

Where is the Wisniewski family from?

Wisniewski Family Occupations

What did your Wisniewski ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wisniewski occupation in the USA was Bunch Maker. 20% of Wisniewski's were Bunch Makers. Bunch Maker, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wisniewski. A less common occupation for the Wisniewski family was Work In Lumber Yard.

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  • Bunch Maker

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Work In Lumber Yard


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

Wisniewski Historical Records

What Wisniewski family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Wisniewski. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wisniewski 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Wisniewski. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Wisniewski. For the veterans among your Wisniewski ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wisniewski Life Expectancy

What is the average Wisniewski lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Wisniewski life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wisniewski in 1945 was 29, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wisniewski

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wisniewski 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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