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Lanser Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of several places called Lans, Lanz, or Lanze (see Lans).

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


Similar surnames: Lanzer, Lenser, Lauser, Lander, Lancer, Mander, Genser, Laufer, Lande

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Where is the Lanser family from?

You can see how Lanser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lanser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lanser families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Lanser family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Lanser's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Lanser families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lanser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lanser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lanser. 23% of Lanser men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Lanser women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lanser were Mechanic 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

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Mechanic
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    20%
  • Bookkeeper
    20%
  • Waitress
    20%
  • Stenographer
    14%
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What Lanser family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Lanser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lanser 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 957 immigration records available for the last name Lanser. 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 638 military records available for the last name Lanser. For the veterans among your Lanser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lanser lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Lanser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Lanser in 1963 was 73, and 71 in 2004.

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