Wiest Name Meaning

variant of Wüst (see Wuest). habitational name from a place named Wiest or Wieste, for example near Meppen.

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


Similar surnames: Wist, Wuest, Wiehl, Wiele, Oest, Wien, Wesp, Wiese, Welt, Hirst

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Wiest Family Origin

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Wiest Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    3%
  • Miller

    3%

In 1880, the most common Wiest occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Wiest's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wiest. A less common occupation for the Wiest family was Miller.

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Wiest Historical Records

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Wiest Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Wiest life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Wiest in 1944 was 53, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wiest

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