Weis Family History

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Weis Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German wis(e) ‘wise’, ‘clever’, ‘experienced’, Middle Low German wis. Respelling of German and Jewish Weiss.

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

Similar surnames: Weiss, Reis, Wein, Leis, Geist, Feig, Weisz, Freis, Wehr, Heis

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Weis Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Weis name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Weis. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • European Jewish


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Weis Family Origin

Where is the Weis family from?

Weis Family Occupations

What did your Weis ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Weis. The most common Weis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Weis's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Weis family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Weis Historical Records

What Weis family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 54,000 census records available for the last name Weis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Weis census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Weis. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Weis. For the veterans among your Weis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Weis Life Expectancy

What is the average Weis lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Weis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Weis in 1943 was 32, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Weis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Weis 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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