Weiss Family History
Weiss Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone with white hair or a remarkably pale complexion from Middle High German wīz German weiss ‘white’. This surname is also found in Poland Czechia Slovakia Slovenia and Croatia often as a German translation of a corresponding Slavic surnames e.g. Slovenian Belec and Bele (see Belle ). It is also found in France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine) Denmark and the Netherlands. German: variant of Weis . German: habitational name from any of various places called Weis(s) or Weissen. German: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with wīg ‘battle’ or wid(u) ‘wood forest’ as the first element.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022