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Wieger Name Meaning

German:: from a shortened form of the personal names Wighard or Wigher (compounds of the ancient Germanic elements wīg ‘battle’ + hard ‘hardy strong’ or hari heri ‘army’ respectively). status name from Middle High German wiger ‘weighmaster’.

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


Similar surnames: Wiegel, Wiemer, Wieber, Sieger, Rieger, Wicker, Witter, Seeger

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Where is the Wieger family from?

You can see how Wieger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wieger family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Wieger families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 2 Wieger families living in London. This was about 67% of all the recorded Wieger's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Wieger families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wieger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wieger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wieger. 25% of Wieger men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Wieger women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wieger were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Electrician
    17%
  • Clerk
    17%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Machine Operator
    34%
  • Housekeeper
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Wieger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wieger 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 268 immigration records available for the last name Wieger. 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 300 military records available for the last name Wieger. For the veterans among your Wieger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wieger lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Wieger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Wieger in 1962 was 68, and 79 in 2003.

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