Standish Family History

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Standish Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Lancashire (now part of Greater Manchester), so named from Old English stan ‘stone’ + edisc ‘pasture’. There is another place so named in Gloucestershire, but it does not seem to be the source of the surname.

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

Similar surnames: Stanwick, Standen, Standing, Stancil, Gladish, Sandino, Brandis

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Standish Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Standish name?

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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Standish Family Origin

Where is the Standish family from?

Standish Family Occupations

What did your Standish ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Standish family was Butcher. The most common Standish occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 6% of Standish's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Blacksmith and Cotton Porter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Standish.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Blacksmith

  • Cotton Porter

  • Butcher


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

Standish Historical Records

What Standish family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Standish. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Standish 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Standish. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Standish. For the veterans among your Standish ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Standish Life Expectancy

What is the average Standish lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Standish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Standish in 1942 was 41, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Standish

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Standish 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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