Bish Family History

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Bish Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Bisch. English: variant of Bush.

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

Similar surnames: Bush, Bash, Fish, Mish, Kish, Wish, Rish, Ish, Nish, Biss

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Bish Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bish name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Bish Family Origin

Where is the Bish family from?

Bish Family Occupations

What did your Bish ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bish occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Bish's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Bish family was Blacksmith. Agricultural Labourer, Bricklayer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bish.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Bricklayer

  • Labourer

  • Blacksmith


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

Bish Historical Records

What Bish family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Bish. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bish 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bish. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Bish. For the veterans among your Bish ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bish Life Expectancy

What is the average Bish lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Bish in 1944 was 32, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bish

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bish 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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