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Wissinger Name Meaning

German:: habitational name for someone from Wissingen or Wissing (see Wissing ). probably a variant of Wiesinger .

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


Similar surnames: Wiesinger, Wessinger, Dissinger, Bissinger, Kissinger, Wissing

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Where is the Wissinger family from?

You can see how Wissinger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wissinger family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Wissinger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Wissinger families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Wissinger's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Wissinger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wissinger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wissinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wissinger. 22% of Wissinger men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Wissinger women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wissinger were Machinist and Stenographer. .

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Machinist
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Waitress
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Wissinger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wissinger 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 345 immigration records available for the last name Wissinger. 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 Wissinger. For the veterans among your Wissinger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wissinger lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Wissinger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Wissinger in 1952 was 40, and 80 in 2004.

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