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Stanish Name Meaning

Americanized form of Polish Stanisz, a pet form of the personal name Stanislaw (see Stanislaw).

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


Similar surnames: Stanis, Stanich, Stanick, Staniec, Danish, Stasch, Stanke, Banish

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Where is the Stanish family from?

You can see how Stanish families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stanish family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Stanish families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Stanish families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Stanish's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Stanish families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stanish surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stanish ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Stanish. 32% of Stanish men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Stanish women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stanish were Owner and Seamstress.

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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
    32%
  • Miner
    19%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Owner
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    23%
  • Bookkeeper
    17%
  • Housewife
    17%
  • Seamstress
    12%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Stanish. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stanish 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 332 immigration records available for the last name Stanish. 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 771 military records available for the last name Stanish. For the veterans among your Stanish ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stanish lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Stanish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Stanish in 1956 was 48, and 66 in 2004.

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