Weitz Family History

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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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Weitz Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Weitz name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • European Jewish


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Weitz Family Origin

Where is the Weitz family from?

Weitz Family Occupations

What did your Weitz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Weitz. The most common Weitz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 12% of Weitz's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Weitz family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Weitz Historical Records

What Weitz family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Weitz Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Weitz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Weitz 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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