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Miser Name Meaning

Catalan: probably variant of misser, from Vulgar Latin mi senior, which was used as a title for men of letters. Possibly a variant of German Misser, a topographic name for someone who lived by a bog.

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

Similar surnames: Riser, Moser, Mier, Maser, Meiser, Lier, Meer, Reiser, Wiser, Misner

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Where is the Miser family from?

You can see how Miser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Miser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Miser families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 15 Miser families living in Ohio. This was about 63% of all the recorded Miser's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Miser families in 1840.
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What did your Miser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Miser. 28% of Miser men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Miser women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Miser were Salesman 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
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • None
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Miser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Miser 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 434 immigration records available for the last name Miser. 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 Miser. For the veterans among your Miser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Miser lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Miser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Miser in 1953 was 47, and 75 in 2004.

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