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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

What did your Wemyss ancestors do for a living?

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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  • Annuitant

    6%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Cooper

    2%

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Wemyss Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Wemyss ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Wemyss Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, Wemyss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Wemyss in 1957 was 78, and 74 in 2004.

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