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Wisener Name Meaning

habitational name from any of several places named Weissen, Weisenau, or Weissenau. or of Weissener, an occupational name for an executioner or a beadle, from Middle High German wizenaere.

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


Similar surnames: Wisner, Risner, Diener, Wiener, Wessner, Willner, Wittner, Wiesner

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Where is the Wisener family from?

You can see how Wisener families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wisener family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wisener families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Wisener families living in Tennessee. This was about 43% of all the recorded Wisener's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Wisener families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wisener surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wisener ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wisener. 40% of Wisener men worked as a Farmer and 37% of Wisener women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wisener were Mill Hand and Waitress. .

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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
    40%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Mill Hand
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    37%
  • Maid
    28%
  • Housewife
    19%
  • Waitress
    19%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Wisener. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wisener 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 332 immigration records available for the last name Wisener. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Wisener. For the veterans among your Wisener ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wisener lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Wisener life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Wisener in 1943 was 36, and 75 in 2004.

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