When Heinrich Weiss was born on 23 May 1865, in Malojaroslawez, Bessarabia, Russian Empire, his father, Wilhelm Weiss, was 29 and his mother, Anna Maria Bohnet, was 28. He died on 16 January 1867, in akkerman, Bessarabia, Russian Empire, at the age of 1.
Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Otto, Erwin, Hans, Gerhard, Fritz, Manfred, Egon, Armin, Arno, Gunther, Heinz. Jewish Chaim, Moshe, Emanuel, Aron, Meyer, Mendel, Hyman, Isadore, Zvi, Shlomo.
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone with white hair or a remarkably pale complexion, from Middle High German wīz, German weiss ‘white’. This surname is also found in Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Croatia, often as a German translation of a corresponding Slavic surnames, e.g. Slovenian Belec and Bele (see Belle ). It is also found in France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine), Denmark, and the Netherlands.
German: variant of Weis .