Wiesenfeld Family History

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Wiesenfeld Name Meaning

German: topographic name from Middle High German wise ‘meadow’ + vëlt ‘open country’, or a habitational name from any of various places named Wiesenfeld. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name composed of German Wiesen ‘meadow’ + Feld ‘field’.

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

Similar surnames: Schoenfeld, Wiesen, Kleinfeld, Weisfeld, Winterfeld, Sternfeld

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Wiesenfeld Family Origin

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Wiesenfeld Family Occupations

What did your Wiesenfeld ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Keeping House, Laborer and Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wiesenfeld. A less common occupation for the Wiesenfeld family was Works On R. R. Section. The most common Wiesenfeld occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 25% of Wiesenfeld's were Keeping Houses.

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  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Merchant

  • Works On R. R. Section


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

Wiesenfeld Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 810 census records available for the last name Wiesenfeld. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wiesenfeld 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 783 immigration records available for the last name Wiesenfeld. 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 339 military records available for the last name Wiesenfeld. For the veterans among your Wiesenfeld ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wiesenfeld Life Expectancy

What is the average Wiesenfeld lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Wiesenfeld life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Wiesenfeld in 1962 was 81, and 92 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wiesenfeld

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wiesenfeld 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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