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

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  • Bookbinder

    9%
  • Groom (D)

    9%
  • Annuitant

    5%
  • Annunity Dividends

    5%

In 1881, the most common Wish occupation in the UK was Bookbinder. 9% of Wish's were Bookbinders. Bookbinder, Groom (D) and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wish. A less common occupation for the Wish family was Annunity Dividends.

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Wish Historical Records

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Wish Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1951 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wish

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