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Wiesner Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from a place called Wiesen, or topographic name for someone who lived by a meadow, a derivative of Middle High German wise ‘meadow’.

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


Similar surnames: Wiedner, Wiegner, Wiese, Wisner, Kiesler, Risner, Wieser, Willner

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Where is the Wiesner family from?

You can see how Wiesner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wiesner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wiesner families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Wiesner family living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Wiesner's in USA. New York and 2 other states had the highest population of Wiesner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wiesner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wiesner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wiesner. 21% of Wiesner men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Wiesner women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wiesner were Carpenter and Clerk. .

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Wiesner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wiesner 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Wiesner. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Wiesner. For the veterans among your Wiesner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wiesner lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Wiesner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Wiesner in 1958 was 49, and 76 in 2004.

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