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Yeiser Name Meaning

Americanized form of South German (Swabia) Gaiser or its variant Jaiser.

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


Similar surnames: Yenser, Reiser, Peiser, Leiser, Riser, Meiser, Neiser, Keiser, Eiser

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Where is the Yeiser family from?

You can see how Yeiser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yeiser family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Yeiser families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Yeiser families living in Kentucky. This was about 31% of all the recorded Yeiser's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Yeiser families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yeiser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yeiser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Yeiser. 36% of Yeiser men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Yeiser women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yeiser were New Worker and Topper. .

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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
    36%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • New Worker
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    34%
  • Housework
    34%
  • Topper
    34%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Yeiser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yeiser 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 193 immigration records available for the last name Yeiser. 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 489 military records available for the last name Yeiser. For the veterans among your Yeiser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yeiser lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Yeiser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Yeiser in 1957 was 35, and 87 in 2004.

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