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Kreiser Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from a place named Kreisau. German: occupational name for a forest warden or a guard protecting crops from birds and thieves, from an agent derivative of kreisen ‘to circulate’, ‘to go round’. German (in Tyrol): habitational name for someone from St. Quirinus. Jewish (Ashkenazic): of uncertain origin; perhaps a derivative of Kreis.

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


Similar surnames: Reiser, Kreiner, Preiser, Kreiter, Peiser, Kreisel, Kreisler, Meiser

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Where is the Kreiser family from?

You can see how Kreiser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kreiser family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Kreiser families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 19 Kreiser families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 90% of all the recorded Kreiser's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kreiser families in 1840.
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What did your Kreiser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Machine Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kreiser. 33% of Kreiser men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Kreiser women worked as a Machine Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kreiser were Salesman 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

  • Laborer
    33%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Carpenter
    11%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Machine Operator
    15%
  • Presser
    15%
  • Topper
    11%
  • Housework
    11%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 608 immigration records available for the last name Kreiser. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Kreiser. For the veterans among your Kreiser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kreiser lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Kreiser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kreiser in 1942 was 39, and 82 in 2004.

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