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Reisner Name Meaning

German: probably a habitational name for someone from a place called Reisen in Bavaria Reissen in Thuringia or Reussen on the Saale river. German: variant of Reiser German: from an agent derivative of Middle High German Middle Low German rīse ‘veil’; perhaps an occupational name for someone who made veils. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a traveler from an agent derivative of German reisen ‘to travel’ (see Reise ). Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Reis 4 + the agent suffix -ner. Compare Raisner .

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


Similar surnames: Risner, Reiser, Reisler, Eisner, Beisner, Weisser, Weisner, Reiner

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Where is the Reisner family from?

You can see how Reisner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reisner family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Reisner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Reisner families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Reisner's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Reisner families in 1840.
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What did your Reisner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Reisner. 16% of Reisner men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Reisner women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reisner were Manager and Teacher. .

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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
    16%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Manager
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    16%
  • Stenographer
    15%
  • New Worker
    10%
  • Teacher
    8%
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Reisner. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Reisner. For the veterans among your Reisner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reisner lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Reisner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Reisner in 1945 was 63, and 73 in 2004.

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