Wisner Family History

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Wisner Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from any of various places named Wissen, mostly in the Rhineland, for example near Siegen. North German: variant of Wischner.

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

Similar surnames: Wismer, Wiesner, Risner, Wisener, Widner, Wiener, Wieder, Weisner

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Wisner Family Origin

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Wisner Family Occupations

What did your Wisner ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Blacksmith and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wisner. A less common occupation for the Wisner family was Lady. The most common Wisner occupation in Canada was Farmer. 17% of Wisner's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Clerk

  • Lady


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Wisner ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Wisner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Wisner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wisner census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Wisner. 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 Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Wisner. For the veterans among your Wisner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wisner Life Expectancy

What is the average Wisner lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Wisner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Wisner in 1948 was 34, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wisner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wisner ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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