Wiest Family History

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Wiest Name Meaning

variant of Wüst (see Wuest). habitational name from a place named Wiest or Wieste, for example near Meppen.

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

Similar surnames: Wist, Wuest, Wiehl, Wiele, Oest, Wien, Wesp, Wiese, Welt, Hirst

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Wiest Family Origin

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Wiest Family Occupations

What did your Wiest ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wiest family was Miller. The most common Wiest occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Wiest's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wiest.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Miller


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Wiest ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Wiest Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Wiest. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wiest 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wiest. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Wiest. For the veterans among your Wiest ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wiest Life Expectancy

What is the average Wiest lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Wiest life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Wiest in 1944 was 53, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wiest

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wiest 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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