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Closser Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of German Glaser or Klöser, a variant of Kloss 1.

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


Similar surnames: Crosser, Glosser, Glasser, Blosser, Clouser, Clowser, Slosser, Close

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Where is the Closser family from?

You can see how Closser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Closser family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Closser families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Closser families living in Nova Scotia. This was 100% of all the recorded Closser's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Closser families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Closser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Closser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Closser. 23% of Closser men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Closser women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Closser were Truck Driver and Housework.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Housework
    10%
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What Closser family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Closser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Closser 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 70 immigration records available for the last name Closser. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 570 military records available for the last name Closser. For the veterans among your Closser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Closser lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Closser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Closser in 1945 was 36, and 73 in 2004.

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