Wais Family History

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Wais Name Meaning

Slavic spelling of German Weiss.

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


Similar surnames: Rais, Weis, Was, Wass, Mais, Hain, Wait, Waas, Weix, Lais

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Wais Family Origin

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Wais Family Occupations

What did your Wais ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Farming were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Wais. The most common Wais occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Wais's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wais family was House Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Farming

    40%
  • House Carpenter

    20%

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

Wais Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wais. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wais 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Wais. 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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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Wais. For the veterans among your Wais ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wais Life Expectancy

What is the average Wais lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Wais life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Wais in 1962 was 85, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wais

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wais 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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