Wiesen Family History

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Wiesen Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of various places so named, for example near Aschaffenburg. German: topographic name from Middle High German wise ‘meadow’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): probably an ornamental adoption of German Wiesen ‘meadows’.

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

Similar surnames: Wiesel, Wiese, Westen, Riesen, Wieler, Niesen, Wieser, Fieser, Giesen

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Wiesen Family Origin

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Wiesen Family Occupations

What did your Wiesen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wiesen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Wiesen's were Farmers. Farmer, Baker and Carman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wiesen. A less common occupation for the Wiesen family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Baker

  • Carman

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Wiesen ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Wiesen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wiesen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wiesen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wiesen. 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 Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Wiesen. For the veterans among your Wiesen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wiesen Life Expectancy

What is the average Wiesen lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Wiesen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wiesen in 1943 was 35, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wiesen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wiesen ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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