Wish Family History

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Wish Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a water meadow or marsh, Middle English wyshe (Old English wisc). Americanized spelling of Wisch.

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

Similar surnames: Wise, Fish, Wisch, Rish, Rush, Wire, High, West, Bish, With

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Wish Family Origin

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Wish Family Occupations

What did your Wish ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Wish. 84% of Wish women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Waitress
  • Domestic

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

Wish Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Wish. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wish 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 946 immigration records available for the last name Wish. 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 Wish. For the veterans among your Wish ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wish Life Expectancy

What is the average Wish lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Wish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Wish in 1951 was 55, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wish 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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