Wissing Family History

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Wissing Name Meaning

German: habitational name from Wissingen near Osnabrück or Wissing in Bavaria.

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

Similar surnames: Wissinger, Willing, Wissink, Witting, Massing, Bisping, Lossing

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Wissing Family Origin

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Wissing Family Occupations

What did your Wissing ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wissing occupation in the USA was Farmer. 14% of Wissing's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Painter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wissing. A less common occupation for the Wissing family was Butcher.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Painter

  • Butcher


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

Wissing Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wissing. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wissing 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 877 immigration records available for the last name Wissing. 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 667 military records available for the last name Wissing. For the veterans among your Wissing ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wissing Life Expectancy

What is the average Wissing lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Wissing life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Wissing in 1951 was 63, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wissing

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wissing 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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