Wiesel Family History

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Wiesel Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Wiesel ‘weasel’, Middle High German wisele. As a German name this is a nickname; as a Jewish name it is generally an ornamental name. German: from Middle High German wisel ‘leader’.

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

Similar surnames: Wiesen, Kiesel, Winkel, Wiese, Weese, Zieser, Griesel, Fieser, Dresel

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Wiesel Family Origin

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Wiesel Family Occupations

What did your Wiesel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Fur Merchant was the top reported job for people in the UK named Wiesel.

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Fur Merchant

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Wiesel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Wiesel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wiesel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 887 immigration records available for the last name Wiesel. 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 Card

There are 945 military records available for the last name Wiesel. For the veterans among your Wiesel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wiesel Life Expectancy

What is the average Wiesel lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Wiesel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Wiesel in 1957 was 65, and 86 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wiesel ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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