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Wiesel Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Wiesel ‘weasel’, Middle High German wisele. As a German name this is a nickname; as a Jewish name it is generally an ornamental name. German: from Middle High German wisel ‘leader’.

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


Similar surnames: Wiesen, Kiesel, Winkel, Wiese, Weese, Zieser, Griesel, Fieser, Dresel

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Where is the Wiesel family from?

You can see how Wiesel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wiesel family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Wiesel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Wiesel family living in Illinois. This was about 50% of all the recorded Wiesel's in USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Wiesel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wiesel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wiesel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wiesel. 24% of Wiesel men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Wiesel women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wiesel were Salesman and Stenographer. .

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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
    24%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Proprietor
    24%
  • Salesman
    16%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    60%
  • Stenographer
    40%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Wiesel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wiesel 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 887 immigration records available for the last name Wiesel. 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 945 military records available for the last name Wiesel. For the veterans among your Wiesel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wiesel lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Wiesel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Wiesel in 1957 was 65, and 86 in 2004.

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