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Wiegand Surname Meaning

German: from the ancient Germanic personal name Wīgant originally a byname meaning ‘warrior’ from the present participle of wīgan ‘to fight’. Compare Wiand Wiant and Wigand .

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


Similar surnames: Wieland, Wiegmann, Wiens, Willard, Winant, Wigand, Nieland, Rieland

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Where is the Wiegand family from?

You can see how Wiegand families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wiegand family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Wiegand families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 30 Wiegand families living in London. This was about 81% of all the recorded Wiegand's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Wiegand families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wiegand surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wiegand ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Wiegand. 82% of Wiegand 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
    82%
  • Domestic Servant
    19%
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Wiegand. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wiegand 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Wiegand. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Wiegand. For the veterans among your Wiegand ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wiegand lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Wiegand life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wiegand in 1945 was 52, and 80 in 2004.

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