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Wees Family History

Wees Name Meaning

German and Dutch: variant of Weese.

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


Similar surnames: Dees, Hees, Weese, Kees, Nees, Rees, Weers, Wee, Fees, Sees

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Where is the Wees family from?

You can see how Wees families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wees family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wees families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Wees families living in Virginia. This was about 77% of all the recorded Wees's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Wees families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wees surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wees ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wees. 19% of Wees men worked as a Laborer and 26% of Wees women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wees were Clerk 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

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    26%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Teacher
    17%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Wees. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wees census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 950 immigration records available for the last name Wees. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Wees lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Wees life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Wees in 1955 was 50, and 85 in 2004.

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