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Visser Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: variant of Fischer.

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

Similar surnames: Vissers, Risser, Wisner, Busser, Missel, Wiser, Eisler, Esser, Nissen

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Where is the Visser family from?

You can see how Visser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Visser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Visser families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 37 Visser families living in Michigan. This was about 39% of all the recorded Visser's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Visser families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Visser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Visser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Visser. 27% of Visser men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Visser women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Visser were Truck Driver and Maid.

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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
  • Carpenter
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Visser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Visser 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 26,000 immigration records available for the last name Visser. 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 Visser. For the veterans among your Visser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Visser lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Visser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Visser in 1948 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

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