Peiser Family History

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Peiser Name Meaning

German (of Slavic origin): habitational name for someone from a place called Peise near Königsberg in former East Prussia (present name: Kaliningrad, an exclave of Russia). German (of Slavic origin): occupational name from a derivative of Polish pisarz ‘scribe’, ‘clerk’ or a cognate in some other Slavic language. German: variant of Beiser. English: variant spelling of Peyser.

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

Similar surnames: Reiser, Meiser, Peyser, Speiser, Leiser, Preiser, Geiser, Neiser

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Peiser Family Origin

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Peiser Family Occupations

What did your Peiser ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Tailor, Keeping House and Boarder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Peiser. The most common Peiser occupation in the USA was Tailor. 23% of Peiser's were Tailors. A less common occupation for the Peiser family was Boots & Shoes - Trav. Salesman.

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  • Tailor

  • Keeping House

  • Boarder

  • Boots & Shoes - Trav. Salesman


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Peiser Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Peiser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peiser census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Peiser. 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 Card

There are 586 military records available for the last name Peiser. For the veterans among your Peiser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Peiser Life Expectancy

What is the average Peiser lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Peiser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Peiser in 1951 was 46, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Peiser ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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