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Weise Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Weis . Sometimes the name may also be an altered form of Wiese from Middle High German wise ‘meadow’ which is frequent in placenames. Altered form of German Wiese or Weiss .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Weisz, Weiss, Weese, Wease, Meise, Weisse, Weiske, Weis, Reise, Geise

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Where is the Weise family from?

You can see how Weise families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Weise family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Weise families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 20 Weise families living in London. This was about 38% of all the recorded Weise's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Weise families in 1891.
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What did your Weise ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Weise. 75% of Weise women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    75%
  • Domestic Servant
    25%
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Census Records

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Weise. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Weise 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Weise. 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 Cards

There are 37,000 military records available for the last name Weise. For the veterans among your Weise ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Weise lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Weise life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Weise in 1948 was 41, and 79 in 2004.

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