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Weems Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Wemyss, reflecting the usual pronunciation of that name.

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


Similar surnames: Weeks, Lees, Wims, Ziems, Wees, Meers, Herms, Hees, Kees, Rees

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Weems Family Origin

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Weems Family Occupations

What did your Weems ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Weems occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Weems's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Weems family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Weems.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

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

Weems Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Weems. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Weems 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 Weems. 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 Weems. For the veterans among your Weems ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Weems Life Expectancy

What is the average Weems lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Weems life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Weems in 1940 was 34, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Weems

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Weems 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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