Waisanen Family History

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Waisanen Name Meaning

Finnish (Väisänen): topographic name from väisä meaning either ‘road’ or ‘sign placed on the ice’ + the common surname suffix -nen. Alternatively, it may be derived from Väisä as a personal name. This name is found chiefly in eastern and north-central Finland.

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


Similar surnames: Raisanen, Niskanen, Laitinen, Moilanen, Wirtanen, Walraven, Rantanen

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Waisanen Family Origin

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Waisanen Family Occupations

What did your Waisanen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Waisanen. 21% of Waisanen men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Waisanen women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Waisanen were Miner and Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Carpenter
    5%
  • Miner
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    14%
  • Farm Laborer
    11%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Farmer
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Waisanen Historical Records

What Waisanen family records will you find?

Census Record

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

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Draft Card

There are 431 military records available for the last name Waisanen. For the veterans among your Waisanen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Waisanen Life Expectancy

What is the average Waisanen lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Waisanen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Waisanen in 1958 was 57, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Waisanen

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