Hiskey Family History

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Hiskey Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUisce ‘descendant of Uisce’. Gaelic uisce means ‘water’, and for this reason the name has sometimes been Anglicized as Waters. However, it is more likely to be an altered form of Ó hUarghuis ‘descendant of Uarghus’, a personal name composed of elements meaning ‘cold’ + ‘vigor’.

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

Similar surnames: Hickey, Hussey, Hilke, Hilley, Taskey, Gilkey, Disney, Dickey

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Hiskey Family Origin

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Hiskey Family Occupations

What did your Hiskey ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Horseman On Farm and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Hiskey. 6% of Hiskey men worked as a Horseman On Farm and 58% of Hiskey women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hiskey were Window Cleaner and House Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Horseman On Farm
  • Agricultural Labourer
  • Milk Roundsman
  • Window Cleaner

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Home Duties
  • House Duties

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

Hiskey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Hiskey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hiskey 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 389 immigration records available for the last name Hiskey. 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 573 military records available for the last name Hiskey. For the veterans among your Hiskey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hiskey Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hiskey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hiskey in 1944 was 29, and 86 in 2004.

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