Weiss Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone with white hair or a remarkably pale complexion, from Middle High German wiz ‘white’, German weiss. German: variant of Weis. German: habitational name from any of various places named Weis(s) or Weissen. German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with wig ‘battle’ or widu ‘wood’ as the first element.

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


Similar surnames: Weisser, Deiss, Heiss, Reis, Weis, Reiss, Wiss, Weisz, Ress, Geiss

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Weiss Family Origin

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Weiss Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Laborer

    20%
  • Student

    10%
  • Boot Maker

    5%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Weiss family was Boot Maker. Farmer, Laborer and Student were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Weiss. The most common Weiss occupation in Canada was Farmer. 45% of Weiss's were Farmers.

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Weiss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Weiss in 1941 was 42, and 79 in 2004.

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