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Wiese Family History

Wiese Name Meaning

topographic name from Middle High German wise ‘meadow’. habitational name for someone from any of various places called Wies, Wiese, Wiesa, or possibly also Wiesau.

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


Similar surnames: Wiesen, Wise, Weese, Wiehe, Wiesel, Liese, Wieser, Wege, Giese, Wire

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Where is the Wiese family from?

You can see how Wiese families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wiese family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wiese families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Wiese families living in Indiana. This was about 29% of all the recorded Wiese's in USA. Indiana and 2 other states had the highest population of Wiese families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wiese surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wiese ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wiese. 30% of Wiese men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Wiese women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wiese were Salesman and Housekeeper. .

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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
    30%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Wiese. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wiese 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Wiese. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Wiese. For the veterans among your Wiese ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wiese lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Wiese life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wiese in 1952 was 45, and 79 in 2004.

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