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Meiser Family History

Meiser Name Meaning

occupational name for a fowler, from an agent derivative of Meise 1. topographic name for someone who lived in an area where timber had been felled (see Meiss). habitational name for someone from a place called Mais in Bavaria.

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


Similar surnames: Reiser, Meise, Peiser, Messer, Leiser, Weiher, Meisel, Meuser, Miser

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Where is the Meiser family from?

You can see how Meiser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Meiser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Meiser families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Meiser families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 55% of all the recorded Meiser's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Meiser families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Meiser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Meiser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Meiser. 27% of Meiser men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Meiser women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Meiser were Clerk and Saleslady.

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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
    27%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    18%
  • Seamstress
    13%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Saleslady
    8%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Meiser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meiser 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 964 immigration records available for the last name Meiser. 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 Meiser. For the veterans among your Meiser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Meiser lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Meiser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Meiser in 1944 was 22, and 78 in 2004.

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