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Wieland Name Meaning

German: from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements wīg ‘war’ + land ‘land territory’. This name was borne by the supernaturally skilled smith of ancient Germanic folk legend and for this reason it may in part have been given as a nickname to blacksmiths. Jewish (Ashkenazic): presumably an adoption of the German surname.

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

Similar surnames: Rieland, Nieland, Wickland, Wiegand, Eland, Wiland, Weinland, Willard

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Where is the Wieland family from?

You can see how Wieland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wieland family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wieland families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Wieland families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 75% of all the recorded Wieland's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Wieland families in 1840.
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What did your Wieland ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wieland. 21% of Wieland men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Wieland women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wieland were Truck Driver and Bookkeeper. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Bookkeeper
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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Wieland. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Wieland. For the veterans among your Wieland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wieland lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Wieland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Wieland in 1945 was 23, and 79 in 2004.

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