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Wied Family History

Wied Name Meaning

topographic name from Middle High German wide ‘willow’ + man. topographic name from Middle High German widem ‘prebend’, ‘land endowed to a church’.

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


Similar surnames: Wild, Wind, Ried, Wien, Lind, Lier, Lied, Wier, Gier, Bies

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Where is the Wied family from?

You can see how Wied families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wied family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Wied families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 17 Wied families living in Texas. This was about 49% of all the recorded Wied's in the USA. Texas had the highest population of Wied families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wied surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wied ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wied. 37% of Wied men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Wied women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wied were Carpenter and Housewife.

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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
    37%
  • Farm Hand
    7%
  • Butcher
    7%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    50%
  • Housewife
    50%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Wied. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wied 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 563 immigration records available for the last name Wied. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Wied. For the veterans among your Wied ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wied lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Wied life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Wied in 1946 was 54, and 75 in 2004.

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