Gish Name Meaning

German (Gisch): from a short form of the Germanic personal name Gisulf, from gisil ‘pledge’, ‘hostage’, ‘noble youth’ (see Giesel) + wolf, wulf ‘wolf’.

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


Similar surnames: Gash, Gisi, Nish, Ris, Rish, Gast, Isch, Fish, Gibb, Gush

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Gish Family Origin

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Gish Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    53%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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In 1880, the most common Gish occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Gish's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gish family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gish.

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Gish Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1948 and 2004, Gish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Gish in 1948 was 59, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gish

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