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ˈvaɪsˌmɑn, ˈwaɪs mənweis·mann

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  1. Weismann, August Friedrich Leopold Weismannnoun

    German biologist who was one of the founders of modern genetics; his theory of genetic transmission ruled out the possibility of transmitting acquired characteristics (1834-1914)


  1. weismann

    August Weismann was a renowned German biologist who is often considered to be one of the founders of the field of genetics. He is best known for his germ plasm theory, which suggests that hereditary information is carried only in the egg and sperm cells (germ cells) and not in body (somatic) cells. This would come to form the foundational basis for the science that studies heredity and genetic variation or genetics. His work was significant in rejecting the idea of the inheritance of acquired characteristics, which was proposed by Jean-Baptiste Lamarck.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Weismann is ranked #53538 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Weismann surname appeared 386 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Weismann.

    96.3% or 372 total occurrences were White.
    2% or 8 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of weismann in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of weismann in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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