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Wever Family History

Wever Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: occupational name for a weaver, Middle Low German wever, Middle Dutch wever(e). Compare Weber.

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


Similar surnames: Weber, Weaver, Weyer, Haver, Grever, Reder, Lever, Keser, Bever

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Where is the Wever family from?

You can see how Wever families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wever family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wever families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 19 Wever families living in Yorkshire. This was about 29% of all the recorded Wever's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Wever families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wever surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wever ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Coal Cutting Machinist Underg and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Wever. 50% of Wever men worked as a Coal Cutting Machinist Underg and 100% of Wever 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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • Coal Cutting Machinist Underg
    50%
  • Stock And Share Bro
    50%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Wever. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wever 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Wever. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Wever. For the veterans among your Wever ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wever lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Wever life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Wever in 1953 was 71, and 79 in 2004.

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