Fishburn Family History

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Fishburn Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Fishbourne in Sussex and the Isle of Wight or Fishburn in Durham, all named from Old English fisc ‘fish’ + burna ‘stream’. In some cases, possibly a translation of Fischbach.

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

Similar surnames: Ashburn, Washburn, Kilburn, Milburn, Winburn, Eastburn, Fairburn

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Fishburn Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Fishburn name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Fishburn. 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


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Fishburn Family Origin

Where is the Fishburn family from?

Fishburn Family Occupations

What did your Fishburn ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Fishburn occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 8% of Fishburn's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Fishburn family was Annuitant. Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fishburn.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Annuitant


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

Fishburn Historical Records

What Fishburn family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Fishburn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fishburn 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 Fishburn. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Fishburn. For the veterans among your Fishburn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fishburn Life Expectancy

What is the average Fishburn lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Fishburn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Fishburn in 1945 was 25, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fishburn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fishburn 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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