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Weisner Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a painter or plasterer from an agent derivative of Middle High German wīzen ‘to whitewash to make white’. Compare Wisener .

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

Similar surnames: Weisser, Weisler, Eisner, Beisner, Reisner, Weidner, Weiser, Weiner

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Where is the Weisner family from?

You can see how Weisner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Weisner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Weisner families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Weisner families living in North Carolina. This was about 44% of all the recorded Weisner's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Weisner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Weisner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Weisner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Weisner. 15% of Weisner men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Weisner women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Weisner were Machinist 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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Weisner. 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 Weisner. For the veterans among your Weisner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Weisner lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Weisner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Weisner in 1952 was 40, and 77 in 2004.

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