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Hanish Family History

Hanish Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Hanisch.

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


Similar surnames: Yanish, Danish, Hanis, Harnish, Janish, Hornish, Hash, Raish, Fabish

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Where is the Hanish family from?

You can see how Hanish families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hanish family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hanish families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Hanish families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 73% of all the recorded Hanish's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Hanish families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hanish surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hanish ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hanish. 28% of Hanish men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Hanish women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hanish were Farm Laborer and New Worker.

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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

  • Laborer
    28%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Teacher
    20%
  • Secretary
    20%
  • New Worker
    20%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Hanish. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hanish 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 249 immigration records available for the last name Hanish. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 267 military records available for the last name Hanish. For the veterans among your Hanish ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hanish lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Hanish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hanish in 1963 was 70, and 93 in 2004.

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