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Wieser Family History

Wieser Name Meaning

German: topographic or habitational name (see Wiese).

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


Similar surnames: Wiese, Wiesner, Wiesen, Wieler, Bieser, Wieder, Fieser, Wiener

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Where is the Wieser family from?

You can see how Wieser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wieser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wieser families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Wieser families living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Wieser's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Wieser families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wieser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wieser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wieser. 18% of Wieser men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Wieser women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wieser were Salesman and Housework.

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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
    18%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Truck Driver
    9%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    24%
  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Teacher
    16%
  • Housework
    16%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Wieser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wieser 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wieser. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Wieser. For the veterans among your Wieser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wieser lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Wieser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Wieser in 1950 was 64, and 76 in 2004.

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