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Weihe Name Meaning

German:: variant of Weick . habitational name from any of the places called Weihe (near Hanover and Oldenburg) or Weyhe (Lower Saxony). metonymic occupational name for a hunter who used harriers (birds of prey) from Middle High German wīe ‘harrier’.

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


Similar surnames: Weiher, Wehle, Meine, Weiler, Weiss, Heide, Weixel, Wege, Eide

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Where is the Weihe family from?

You can see how Weihe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Weihe family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Weihe families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 38 Weihe families living in Illinois. This was about 26% of all the recorded Weihe's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Weihe families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Weihe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Weihe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Weihe. 24% of Weihe men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Weihe women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Weihe were Salesman and Servant. .

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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

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Truck Driver
    9%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    25%
  • School Teacher
    25%
  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Servant
    17%
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What Weihe family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Weihe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Weihe 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 794 immigration records available for the last name Weihe. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Weihe. For the veterans among your Weihe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Weihe lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Weihe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Weihe in 1955 was 49, and 74 in 2004.

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