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Courser Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of French Coursier, an occupational name for a messenger or runner, Old French coursier; alternatively it may be an Americanized spelling of German Kurzer, a nickname for a short man, from a noun derivative of Middle High German kur(t)z ‘short’.

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


Similar surnames: Coursen, Corner, Courier, Couse, Courter, Coursey, Corser, Court

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Where is the Courser family from?

You can see how Courser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Courser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Courser families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Courser families living in New York. This was about 26% of all the recorded Courser's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Courser families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Courser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Courser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Courser. 28% of Courser men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    28%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Farming
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    100%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Courser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Courser 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 218 immigration records available for the last name Courser. 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 551 military records available for the last name Courser. For the veterans among your Courser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Courser lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Courser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Courser in 1959 was 66, and 84 in 2004.

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