Last name origins & meanings:
- German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone with white
hair or a remarkably pale complexion, from Middle High German
wīz ‘white’, German weiss.
- German: variant of
- 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 wīg ‘battle’ or widu ‘wood’
as the first element.
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