Family 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 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 wīg ‘battle’ or widu ‘wood’ as the first element.