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Wemyss Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Wemyss in Fife, named from Old Gaelic uaim ‘cave’, with the addition of the Middle English plural suffix -s. The name is traditionally pronounced ‘weems’.

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


Similar surnames: Weiss, Wells, Leys, West, Hemmes, Ress, Remes, Weeks, Wesp, Demers

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Wemyss Family Origin

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Wemyss Family Occupations

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  • Annuitant

    6%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Cooper

    2%

In 1881, the most common Wemyss occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 6% of Wemyss's were Annuitants. A less common occupation for the Wemyss family was Cooper. Annuitant, Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wemyss.

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Wemyss Historical Records

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Wemyss Life Expectancy

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