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Hiskey Family History

Hiskey Surname Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUisce literally ‘descendant of the water’ and for this reason sometimes Anglicized as Waters . However it is more likely to be an altered form of Ó hUarghuis ‘descendant of Uarghus’ a personal name from elements meaning ‘cold’ + ‘vigor’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Hickey, Hussey, Hilke, Hilley, Taskey, Gilkey, Disney, Dickey

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Where is the Hiskey family from?

You can see how Hiskey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hiskey family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Hiskey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 48 Hiskey families living in Suffolk. This was about 53% of all the recorded Hiskey's in United Kingdom. Suffolk had the highest population of Hiskey families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hiskey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hiskey ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Horseman On Farm and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hiskey. 34% of Hiskey men worked as a Horseman On Farm and 77% of Hiskey women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hiskey were Agricultural Labourer and House Duties. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Horseman On Farm
    34%
  • Window Cleaner
    23%
  • Milk Roundsman
    23%
  • Agricultural Labourer
    23%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    77%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    8%
  • Home Duties
    6%
  • House Duties
    6%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Hiskey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hiskey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 389 immigration records available for the last name Hiskey. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 573 military records available for the last name Hiskey. For the veterans among your Hiskey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hiskey lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hiskey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hiskey in 1944 was 29, and 86 in 2004.

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