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Weis Family History

Weis Name Meaning
German: nickname from Middle High German wis(e) ‘wise’, ‘clever’, ‘experienced’, Middle Low German wis.Respelling of German and Jewish Weiss.

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

272,441 Historical Documents with Weis on Ancestry.com
102,842 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
12,375 Military Records
8,069 Immigration Records
51,764 Census and Voter Lists
97,391 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Weis Families

  • Number of Weis families
     135 - 268
     46 - 134
     1 - 45
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Weis families
     25 - 48
     9 - 24
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Weis families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Weis census records

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Weis Family Origin

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Weis Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Weis families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Weis

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Weis Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Weis census records

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Weis Civil War Service Records

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