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Wiebe Name Meaning

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

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Wiebe family from?

You can see how Wiebe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wiebe family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Wiebe families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there were 40 Wiebe families living in Kansas. This was about 31% of all the recorded Wiebe's in USA. Kansas had the highest population of Wiebe families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wiebe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wiebe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wiebe. 36% of Wiebe men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Wiebe women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wiebe were Teacher and New Worker. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Teacher

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • New Worker
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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