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Kizer Name Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch Keyser or German Kaiser. Jewish (from Ukraine): habitational name for someone from the village of Kizya, now in Ukraine.

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


Similar surnames: Kiper, Kiker, Kilzer, Kifer, Kiner, Kober, Lier, Lizer, Hizer, Izer

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Where is the Kizer family from?

You can see how Kizer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kizer family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Kizer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 56 Kizer families living in Ohio. This was about 38% of all the recorded Kizer's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Kizer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kizer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kizer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kizer. 28% of Kizer men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Kizer women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kizer were Carpenter and Housewife.

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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
    28%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Saleslady
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Kizer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kizer 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 695 immigration records available for the last name Kizer. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Kizer. For the veterans among your Kizer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kizer lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Kizer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kizer in 1947 was 47, and 77 in 2004.

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