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Kieser Family History

Kieser Name Meaning

German: from an agent derivative of Middle High German kiesen ‘to choose, examine, or inspect’, an occupational name for an official inspector of food or beverages.

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


Similar surnames: Keser, Kaeser, Kiefer, Gieser, Fieser, Zieser, Kieper, Kiesel, Bieser

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Where is the Kieser family from?

You can see how Kieser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kieser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kieser families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Kieser families living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Kieser's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Kieser families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kieser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kieser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kieser. 26% of Kieser men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Kieser women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kieser were Manager and Housework.

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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
    26%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • New Worker
    8%
  • Manager
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Housework
    9%
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Kieser lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Kieser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Kieser in 1958 was 55, and 82 in 2004.

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