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Weiher Family History

Weiher Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from any of the places called Weier Weiher or Weyer or from Weihe (Lower Saxony North Rhine-Westphalia) Weyhe (Lower Saxony). South German: topographic name for someone who lived by a fish pond Middle High German wīher wī(w)er German Weiher. South German: nickname or occupational name for a hunter of harriers (birds of prey) from Middle High German wīe.

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

Similar surnames: Reiher, Weiden, Weider, Weihe, Meiser, Weiner, Leimer, Leiser, Weiler

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Where is the Weiher family from?

You can see how Weiher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Weiher family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Weiher families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 21 Weiher families living in New York. This was about 34% of all the recorded Weiher's in USA. New York had the highest population of Weiher families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Weiher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Weiher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Farm Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Weiher. 35% of Weiher men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Weiher women worked as a Farm Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Weiher were Salesman and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Truck Driver
  • Farmer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Farm Operator
  • Teacher
  • New Worker
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Weiher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Weiher 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 574 immigration records available for the last name Weiher. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Weiher. For the veterans among your Weiher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Weiher lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Weiher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Weiher in 1955 was 41, and 80 in 2004.

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