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Geiser Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: occupational name for a goatherd, from a derivative of Middle High German geiz ‘goat’.

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


Similar surnames: Geisler, Gaiser, Geiger, Reiser, Geisert, Beiser, Leiser, Genser

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Where is the Geiser family from?

You can see how Geiser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Geiser family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Geiser families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Geiser families living in Ohio. This was about 75% of all the recorded Geiser's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Geiser families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Geiser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Geiser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Geiser. 16% of Geiser men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Geiser women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Geiser were Salesman and Stenographer.

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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
    16%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Machinist
    6%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    8%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Geiser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Geiser 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Geiser. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Geiser. For the veterans among your Geiser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Geiser lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Geiser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Geiser in 1944 was 31, and 76 in 2004.

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