Weis Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German wis(e) ‘wise’, ‘clever’, ‘experienced’, Middle Low German wis. Respelling of German and Jewish Weiss.

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


Similar surnames: Weiss, Reis, Wein, Leis, Geist, Feig, Weisz, Freis, Wehr, Heis

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Weis Family Origin

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Weis Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    52%
  • Waggon Maker

    8%
  • Blacksmith

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1881, Farmer, Waggon Maker and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Weis. A less common occupation for the Weis family was Carpenter. The most common Weis occupation in Canada was Farmer. 52% of Weis's were Farmers.

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Weis Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Weis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Weis in 1943 was 32, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Weis

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