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Heiser Name Meaning

South German and Austrian: variant of Häuser (see Hauser). nickname for a person with a rasping voice, from Middle High German heiser ‘hoarse’.

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


Similar surnames: Reiser, Heier, Leiser, Beiser, Heyser, Weiser, Hesser, Heuser, Heizer

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Where is the Heiser family from?

You can see how Heiser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heiser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Heiser families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 14 Heiser families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 47% of all the recorded Heiser's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Heiser families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heiser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heiser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Heiser. 17% of Heiser men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Heiser women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heiser were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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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
    17%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Bookkeeper
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Heiser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heiser 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Heiser. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Heiser. For the veterans among your Heiser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heiser lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Heiser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Heiser in 1941 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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