Weiss Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone with white hair or a remarkably pale complexion, from Middle High German wiz ‘white’, German weiss. German: variant of Weis. German: habitational name from any of various places named Weis(s) or Weissen. German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with wig ‘battle’ or widu ‘wood’ as the first element.

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


Similar surnames: Weisser, Deiss, Heiss, Reis, Weis, Reiss, Wiss, Weisz, Ress, Geiss

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Weiss Family Origin

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Weiss Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Weiss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Weiss's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Weiss family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Weiss.

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  • Farmer

    16%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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Weiss Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Weiss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Weiss in 1941 was 42, and 79 in 2004.

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