Candlish Family History

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Candlish Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: reduced form of McCandlish, a variant of McCandless.

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

Similar surnames: Mccandlish, Caudill, Crumlish, Handlin, Andris, Fandrich, Callis

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Candlish Family Origin

Where is the Candlish family from?

Candlish Family Occupations

What did your Candlish ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Candlish family was Agricultural Labourer. Joiner, Housekeeper and Waterman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Candlish. The most common Candlish occupation in the UK was Joiner. 5% of Candlish's were Joiners.

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  • Joiner

  • Housekeeper

  • Waterman

  • Agricultural Labourer


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

Candlish Historical Records

What Candlish family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Candlish. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Candlish census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Candlish

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Candlish. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Candlish. For the veterans among your Candlish ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Candlish Life Expectancy

What is the average Candlish lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Candlish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Candlish in 1948 was 35, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Candlish

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Candlish 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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