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Wiedner Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived in a place distinguished by a willow or willows, from Middle High German, Middle Low German wide ‘willow’. topographic name for a woodland dweller, from Middle Low German wede ‘wood’.

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


Similar surnames: Wiesner, Widner, Wiegner, Wieder, Widder, Widmer, Rieder, Willner

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Where is the Wiedner family from?

You can see how Wiedner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wiedner family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Wiedner families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Wiedner families living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Wiedner's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Wiedner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wiedner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wiedner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wiedner. 18% of Wiedner men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Wiedner women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wiedner were Farming and Check.

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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
    18%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%
  • Farming
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    27%
  • Maid
    20%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Check
    14%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Wiedner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wiedner 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 374 immigration records available for the last name Wiedner. 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 Wiedner. For the veterans among your Wiedner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wiedner lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Wiedner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Wiedner in 1963 was 83, and 84 in 2003.

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