Courser Family History

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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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Courser Family Origin

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Courser Family Occupations

What did your Courser ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Courser. The most common Courser occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Courser's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Courser family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Blacksmith


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Courser ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Courser Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Courser Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Courser

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Courser ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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