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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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Where is the Peiser family from?

You can see how Peiser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Peiser family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Peiser families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 90 Peiser families living in New York. This was about 57% of all the recorded Peiser's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Peiser families in 1880.
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What did your Peiser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Peiser. 32% of Peiser men worked as a Farmer and 32% of Peiser women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Peiser were Truck Driver and Typist.

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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
    32%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
    32%
  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Typist
    13%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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