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Keisler Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a kettle or cauldron maker from an agent derivative of Middle High German kezzel ‘kettle’. Occurred mainly in former East Prussia.

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


Similar surnames: Kessler, Zeisler, Geisler, Weisler, Keiler, Reisler, Meisler, Kensler

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Where is the Keisler family from?

You can see how Keisler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keisler family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Keisler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Keisler families living in Missouri. This was about 25% of all the recorded Keisler's in USA. Missouri and 1 other state had the highest population of Keisler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Keisler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Keisler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Keisler. 19% of Keisler men worked as a Laborer and 29% of Keisler women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Keisler were Farm Laborer 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

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Farming
    16%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    29%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Keisler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keisler 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 352 immigration records available for the last name Keisler. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Keisler. For the veterans among your Keisler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Keisler lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Keisler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Keisler in 1943 was 36, and 86 in 2004.

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