Ish Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Swiss German Isch.

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

Similar surnames: Rish, Mish, Bish, Esh, Fish, Wish, Kish, Nish, Isch, Kash

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Ish Family Origin

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Ish Family Occupations

What did your Ish ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ish. 22% of Ish men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Ish women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ish were Painter and Saleslady

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Painter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Clerk
  • Housewife
  • Saleslady

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

Ish Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Ish. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ish 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 449 immigration records available for the last name Ish. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Ish. For the veterans among your Ish ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ish Life Expectancy

What is the average Ish lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2003, in the United States, Ish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Ish in 1952 was 48, and 88 in 2003.

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