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Weiner Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a cartwright; central German form of Wagner. Altered spelling of Wiener. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Yiddish vayner ‘wine merchant’, ‘keeper of a wine shop’.

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


Similar surnames: Leiner, Weider, Wainer, Feiner, Winer, Geier, Kelner, Weidner, Weinel

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Where is the Weiner family from?

You can see how Weiner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Weiner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Weiner families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Weiner family living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Weiner's in the USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Weiner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Weiner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Weiner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Weiner. 15% of Weiner men worked as a Salesman and 9% of Weiner women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Weiner were Tailor and Clerk.

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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

  • Salesman
    15%
  • Proprietor
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • Tailor
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    9%
  • Saleslady
    9%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

There are 60,000 census records available for the last name Weiner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Weiner 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 25,000 immigration records available for the last name Weiner. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Weiner. For the veterans among your Weiner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Weiner lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Weiner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Weiner in 1943 was 36, and 80 in 2004.

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