Wisdom Family History

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Wisdom Name Meaning

English: nickname for a wise or learned person, from Middle English wisdom ‘wisdom’.

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

Similar surnames: Ison, Winslow, Isham, Visco, Weedon, Windham, Gildon, Winton, Weston

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Wisdom Family Origin

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Wisdom Family Occupations

What did your Wisdom ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Wisdom occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Wisdom's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Wisdom family was Cab Driver. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wisdom.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Cab Driver


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

Wisdom Historical Records

What Wisdom family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Wisdom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wisdom 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Wisdom. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Wisdom. For the veterans among your Wisdom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wisdom Life Expectancy

What is the average Wisdom lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Wisdom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Wisdom in 1942 was 53, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wisdom

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wisdom 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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