Elser Family History

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Elser Name Meaning

South German: metronymic from Else.

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

Similar surnames: Elsner, Else, Elmer, Elsea, Eller, Elter, Belser, Eiser, Elsen

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Elser Family Origin

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Elser Family Occupations

What did your Elser ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Elser family was Butcher. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elser. The most common Elser occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Elser's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Butcher


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

Elser Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Elser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elser 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Elser. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Elser. For the veterans among your Elser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Elser Life Expectancy

What is the average Elser lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Elser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Elser in 1955 was 32, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Elser

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Elser 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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