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Wieder Family History

Wieder Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from a place named Wied, Wieden, or Wieda. variant of German Weder. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Widder ‘ram’. Compare Widerman.

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


Similar surnames: Nieder, Wieler, Widder, Wiedner, Wiener, Rieder, Bieber, Lieder

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Where is the Wieder family from?

You can see how Wieder families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wieder family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Wieder families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Wieder families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 75% of all the recorded Wieder's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Wieder families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wieder surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wieder ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wieder. 17% of Wieder men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Wieder women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wieder were Salesman and Operator.

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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
    17%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Machine Operator
    11%
  • Saleslady
    11%
  • Operator
    11%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Wieder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wieder 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wieder. 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 77,000 military records available for the last name Wieder. For the veterans among your Wieder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wieder lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Wieder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Wieder in 1945 was 25, and 80 in 2004.

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