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Origins of the Lishman surname

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About the Lishmans

We have a total number of 6770 records for people with the last name Lishman.

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Where do most Lishmans live?

In 1921, most Lishmans lived in North East.

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Interesting facts about Lishmans

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You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 5,980 records for the Lishman surname. The oldest one dates back to 1587.

Who were Lishmans most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Lishman first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Elizabeth
  • Mary

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Common jobs for Lishmans

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Lishmans in 1921


Domestic Servant


House Servant


General Servant Domestic


House Keeper


Common Male occupations for Lishmans in 1921
Coal Miner


Stone Mason








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