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Gaiser Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a goatherd or a nickname for a capricious person, from an agent derivative of Middle High German geiz ‘goat’.

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


Similar surnames: Geiser, Ganser, Zaiser, Kaiser, Gasser, Gaier, Naiser, Geiger, Raiser

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Where is the Gaiser family from?

You can see how Gaiser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gaiser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gaiser families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Gaiser family living in Louisiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Gaiser's in USA. Louisiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Gaiser families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gaiser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gaiser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gaiser. 18% of Gaiser men worked as a Farmer and 21% of Gaiser women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gaiser were Truck Driver and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    18%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    21%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Nurse
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Gaiser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gaiser 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gaiser. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Gaiser. For the veterans among your Gaiser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gaiser lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Gaiser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Gaiser in 1952 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

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