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Preiser Name Meaning

South German: occupational name for a maker of shoelaces or braids from Middle High German briser. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from an agent derivative of German preisen ‘to praize’, ‘to extol’.

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


Similar surnames: Kreiser, Reiser, Presser, Peiser, Reiber, Preister, Greiser, Reider

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Where is the Preiser family from?

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

What did your Preiser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Preiser. 19% of Preiser men worked as a Salesman and 50% of Preiser women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Preiser were Painter 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

  • Salesman
    19%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Proprietor
    15%
  • Painter
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    50%
  • Housewife
    50%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Preiser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Preiser 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 599 immigration records available for the last name Preiser. 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 479 military records available for the last name Preiser. For the veterans among your Preiser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Preiser lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Preiser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Preiser in 1955 was 61, and 66 in 2004.

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