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Koser Name Meaning

South German: from an agent derivative of Middle High German kosen ‘to talk or discuss’; later ‘to chat up’, ‘to caress’; possibly a nickname for a talker but more likely for a smooth-talker, a lady’s man.

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


Similar surnames: Boser, Doser, Kober, Moser, Noser, Koster, Kyser, Kaser, Keser, Koger

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Where is the Koser family from?

You can see how Koser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Koser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Koser families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Koser family living in Illinois. This was about 50% of all the recorded Koser's in the USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Koser families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Koser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Koser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Koser. 27% of Koser men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Koser women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Koser were Labor and Teacher.

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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
    27%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Carpenter
    5%
  • Labor
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    17%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Housework
    12%
  • Teacher
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 793 immigration records available for the last name Koser. 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 Koser. For the veterans among your Koser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Koser lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Koser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Koser in 1961 was 53, and 77 in 2004.

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