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Wiersema Family History

Wiersema Name Meaning

Frisian: variant of Wiersma.

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


Similar surnames: Wiersma, Boersema, Boerema, Ritsema, Herrema, Wierda, Piersma

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Where is the Wiersema family from?

You can see how Wiersema families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wiersema family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Wiersema families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 19 Wiersema families living in Michigan. This was about 79% of all the recorded Wiersema's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Wiersema families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wiersema surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wiersema ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wiersema. 33% of Wiersema men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Wiersema women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wiersema were Truck Driver and Widener.

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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
    33%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    24%
  • Servant
    16%
  • Nurse
    16%
  • Widener
    16%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Wiersema. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wiersema 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 385 immigration records available for the last name Wiersema. 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 295 military records available for the last name Wiersema. For the veterans among your Wiersema ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wiersema lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Wiersema life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Wiersema in 1952 was 48, and 65 in 2004.

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