Gish Family History

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Gish Name Meaning

German (Gisch): from a short form of the Germanic personal name Gisulf, from gisil ‘pledge’, ‘hostage’, ‘noble youth’ (see Giesel) + wolf, wulf ‘wolf’.

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

Similar surnames: Gash, Gisi, Nish, Ris, Rish, Gast, Isch, Fish, Gibb, Gush

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Gish Family Origin

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Gish Family Occupations

What did your Gish ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Contractor Farmer and Dress Finisher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Gish. 25% of Gish men worked as a Contractor Farmer and 25% of Gish women worked as a Dress Finisher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gish were Wood Machinist and Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Contractor Farmer
  • Draughtsman (electrucal Duties)
  • General Carpenter
  • Wood Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Dress Finisher
  • Hand Sewer
  • Incapacitated
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Gish Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Gish. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gish 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 973 immigration records available for the last name Gish. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Gish. For the veterans among your Gish ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gish Life Expectancy

What is the average Gish lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Gish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Gish in 1948 was 59, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gish

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gish 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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