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Weese Name Meaning

German and Dutch (de Weese): descriptive epithet for an orphan, Middle Low German we(e)se. North German: topographic name from Middle Low German wese (modern German Wiese) ‘meadow’, ‘pasture’.

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


Similar surnames: Reese, Feese, Heese, Beese, Wiese, Neese, Meese, Lees, Welge, Wees

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Weese Family Origin

Where is the Weese family from?

Weese Family Occupations

What did your Weese ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Weese occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Weese's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Weese family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Weese.

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  • Farmer

    56%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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

Weese Historical Records

What Weese family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Weese. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Weese census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Weese

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Weese. 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 Weese. For the veterans among your Weese ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Weese Life Expectancy

What is the average Weese lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Weese life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Weese in 1944 was 34, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Weese

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Weese 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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