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Weider Name Meaning

German: variant of Weide, meaning either ‘willow’ or ‘open country’, + -er denoting a person. Dutch: occupational name for a shepherd or herdsman, Middle Dutch weider. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Weide ‘willow tree’ (see Weide 3).

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


Similar surnames: Weide, Seider, Weiner, Reider, Weiden, Heider, Weidel, Weiler, Weiher

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Where is the Weider family from?

You can see how Weider families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Weider family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Weider families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Weider families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 38% of all the recorded Weider's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Weider families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Weider surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Weider ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Weider. 20% of Weider men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Weider women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Weider were Clerk and Housewife.

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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
    20%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Maid
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Weider. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Weider 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 826 immigration records available for the last name Weider. 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 Weider. For the veterans among your Weider ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Weider lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Weider life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Weider in 1959 was 58, and 80 in 2004.

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