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Waser Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived by a water meadow, from Middle High German wase ‘water meadow’, ‘pasture’ + -er, suffix denoting an inhabitant. Compare Wasmer. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Wasser.

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


Similar surnames: Wasmer, Wasser, Haser, Water, Maser, Wager, Naser, Kaser, Wamser

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Where is the Waser family from?

You can see how Waser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Waser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Waser families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Waser families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Waser's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Waser families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Waser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Waser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Waser. 33% of Waser men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Waser women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Waser were Salesman and Coiler.

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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
    33%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Proprietor
    10%
  • Salesman
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    50%
  • Housekeeper
    22%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Coiler
    15%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Waser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Waser 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 761 immigration records available for the last name Waser. 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 500 military records available for the last name Waser. For the veterans among your Waser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Waser lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Waser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Waser in 1962 was 76, and 25 in 2004.

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