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Walser Family History

Walser Name Meaning

South German: habitational name for someone from Wals near Salzburg. German: variant of Walliser.

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


Similar surnames: Waller, Walder, Waser, Balser, Welser, Walzer, Galler, Wamser, Wasser

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Where is the Walser family from?

You can see how Walser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Walser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Walser families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Walser families living in North Carolina. This was about 40% of all the recorded Walser's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Walser families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Walser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Walser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Walser. 21% of Walser men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Walser women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Walser were Farm Laborer and Seamstress.

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    12%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Seamstress
    7%
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What Walser family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Walser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Walser 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Walser. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Walser. For the veterans among your Walser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Walser lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Walser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Walser in 1955 was 61, and 81 in 2004.

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