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Belser Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from Belsen in Württemberg.

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

Similar surnames: Balser, Belzer, Welser, Belter, Beller, Felser, Belger, Besser

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Where is the Belser family from?

You can see how Belser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Belser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Belser families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Belser families living in Massachusetts. This was about 22% of all the recorded Belser's in USA. Massachusetts and 2 other states had the highest population of Belser families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Belser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Belser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Belser. 35% of Belser men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Belser women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Belser were Farmer and Cook. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Teacher
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Cook
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Belser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Belser 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 890 immigration records available for the last name Belser. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Belser. For the veterans among your Belser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Belser lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Belser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Belser in 1945 was 50, and 71 in 2004.

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