Wiebe Family History

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Wiebe Name Meaning

German: from a short form of any of various Germanic personal names beginning with wig ‘battle’, ‘war’.

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

Similar surnames: Wieber, Wiebke, Riebe, Wible, Wibben, Siebe, Wobbe, Sieve, Riewe

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Wiebe Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wiebe name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Wiebe Family Origin

Where is the Wiebe family from?

Wiebe Family Occupations

What did your Wiebe ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wiebe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Wiebe's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wiebe family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Cigar Maker and Barber Shop were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wiebe.

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  • Farmer

  • Cigar Maker

  • Barber Shop

  • Blacksmith


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

Wiebe Historical Records

What Wiebe family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Wiebe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wiebe 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Wiebe. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Wiebe. For the veterans among your Wiebe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wiebe Life Expectancy

What is the average Wiebe lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Wiebe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Wiebe in 1954 was 54, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wiebe 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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