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Wamser Family History

Wamser Name Meaning

German: from an agent derivative of Middle High German wambes, wambeis ‘jerkin’, ‘waistcoat’ (originally for wearing under armor), hence an occupational name for a maker of such clothing.

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


Similar surnames: Wasser, Waser, Gaiser, Hammer, Maser, Waller, Kasser, Hamer, Rauser

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Where is the Wamser family from?

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

What did your Wamser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wamser. 24% of Wamser men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Wamser women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wamser were Truck Driver and Librarian.

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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
    24%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Truck Driver
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    60%
  • Librarian
    40%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Wamser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wamser 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 252 immigration records available for the last name Wamser. 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 623 military records available for the last name Wamser. For the veterans among your Wamser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wamser lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Wamser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Wamser in 1955 was 62, and 91 in 2004.

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