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Wiech Name Meaning

German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name beginning with wig ‘battle’, ‘war’. Polish: from the personal name Wiech, a pet form of any of several Old Polish names beginning with Wie-, e.g. Wielislaw, from wieli- ‘great’ + slaw ‘glory’.

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


Similar surnames: Wich, Swiech, Rieck, Mich, Wiebe, Weich, Piech, Wisch, Zilch, Wiens

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Where is the Wiech family from?

You can see how Wiech families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wiech family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Wiech families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Wiech families living in Minnesota. This was 100% of all the recorded Wiech's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Wiech families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wiech surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wiech ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wiech. 29% of Wiech men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Wiech women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wiech were Carpenter and Housework. .

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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

  • Laborer
    29%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • New Worker
    11%
  • Carpenter
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    60%
  • Housework
    40%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Wiech. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wiech 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 414 immigration records available for the last name Wiech. 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 433 military records available for the last name Wiech. For the veterans among your Wiech ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wiech lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Wiech life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Wiech in 1956 was 56, and 74 in 2004.

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