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Beiser Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a falconer Middle High German beizaere ‘one who hunts with falcons’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname for a wicked or aggressive person from Yiddish beyzer ‘wicked severe bad angry fierce’.

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


Similar surnames: Leiser, Beisner, Beisser, Beiler, Heiser, Geiser, Beiter, Reiser

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Where is the Beiser family from?

You can see how Beiser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beiser family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Beiser families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Beiser family living in Maryland. This was about 50% of all the recorded Beiser's in USA. Maryland and 1 other state had the highest population of Beiser families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Beiser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Beiser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Beiser. 23% of Beiser men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Beiser women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beiser were Laborer and Attendant. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Truck Driver
    11%
  • Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    22%
  • Clerk
    16%
  • Typist
    11%
  • Attendant
    11%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Beiser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beiser 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 887 immigration records available for the last name Beiser. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 768 military records available for the last name Beiser. For the veterans among your Beiser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beiser lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Beiser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Beiser in 1944 was 25, and 85 in 2004.

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