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Weitz Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a wheat grower or dealer, from Middle High German weiz(e), Yiddish veyts ‘wheat’. In some instances the Jewish name is ornamental.

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


Similar surnames: Weith, Beitz, Reitz, Netz, Wein, Fleitz, Weiss, Weisz, Wentz, West

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Where is the Weitz family from?

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

What did your Weitz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Weitz. 11% of Weitz men worked as a Salesman and 12% of Weitz women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Weitz were Manager 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
    11%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Manager
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    12%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Weitz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Weitz 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Weitz. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Weitz. For the veterans among your Weitz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Weitz lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Weitz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Weitz in 1951 was 40, and 80 in 2004.

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