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Wiant Surname Meaning

Americanized form of German Wiegandt Wiegand or their very rare variant Wygandt. Compare Wion .

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


Similar surnames: Wiand, Wyant, Wiatt, Wyandt, Wyand, Wieand, Wigand, Wilt, Wildt, Witt

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Where is the Wiant family from?

You can see how Wiant families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wiant family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wiant families were found in USA in 1880. In 1851 there was 1 Wiant family living in Aberdeenshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Wiant's in Scotland. Aberdeenshire had the highest population of Wiant families in 1851.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wiant surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wiant ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wiant. 28% of Wiant men worked as a Farmer and 39% of Wiant women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wiant were Salesman and House Work. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Labor
    8%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    39%
  • Maid
    24%
  • Housewife
    24%
  • House Work
    16%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Wiant. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wiant 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 233 immigration records available for the last name Wiant. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Wiant. For the veterans among your Wiant ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wiant lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Wiant life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Wiant in 1963 was 79, and 68 in 2004.

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