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Wiedmeyer Name Meaning

German: distinguishing name for a tenant farmer (see Meyer) who worked on land that had been endowed to a prebendary (Middle High German widem).

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


Similar surnames: Tiemeyer, Wedemeyer, Wittmeyer, Nordmeyer, Niemeyer, Sandmeyer

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Where is the Wiedmeyer family from?

You can see how Wiedmeyer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wiedmeyer family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Wiedmeyer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Wiedmeyer families living in Iowa. This was about 50% of all the recorded Wiedmeyer's in USA. Iowa and 1 other state had the highest population of Wiedmeyer families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wiedmeyer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wiedmeyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wiedmeyer. 45% of Wiedmeyer men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Wiedmeyer women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wiedmeyer were Farm Laborer and Farmer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    45%
  • Farming
    15%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    50%
  • Farmer
    50%
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Census Records

There are 770 census records available for the last name Wiedmeyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wiedmeyer 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 165 immigration records available for the last name Wiedmeyer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 129 military records available for the last name Wiedmeyer. For the veterans among your Wiedmeyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wiedmeyer lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Wiedmeyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wiedmeyer in 1958 was 24, and 101 in 2004.

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