Unfortunately, History search does not work for the Issue Type field. You could write your own JQL function if you have Power Scripts or Adaptivist ScriptRunner add-on.
You can find more info on how to write JQL functions in Power Scripts here:
Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!Find a group
Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!
Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.Start an AUG
We're bringing product updates and pro tips on teamwork to ten cities around the world.Save your spot