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Ish Family History

Ish Surname Meaning

Americanized form of Swiss German Isch .

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


Similar surnames: Rish, Mish, Bish, Esh, Fish, Wish, Kish, Nish, Isch, Kash

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Where is the Ish family from?

You can see how Ish families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ish family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Ish families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 Ish family living in Norfolk. This was about 50% of all the recorded Ish's in United Kingdom. Norfolk and 1 other county had the highest population of Ish families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ish surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ish ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ish. 22% of Ish men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Ish women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ish were Machinist and Saleslady. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Machinist
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    25%
  • Clerk
    25%
  • Housewife
    25%
  • Saleslady
    25%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Ish. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ish 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 449 immigration records available for the last name Ish. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Ish. For the veterans among your Ish ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ish lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2003, in the United States, Ish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Ish in 1952 was 48, and 88 in 2003.

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