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Kayser Name Meaning

German and Dutch: variant spelling of Dutch Keizer and German Kaiser. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Kaiser.

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

Similar surnames: Keyser, Kyser, Kaiser, Kasser, Rayner, Kasner, Kaeser, Mayner, Nasser

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Where is the Kayser family from?

You can see how Kayser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kayser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kayser families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Kayser families living in Quebec. This was about 36% of all the recorded Kayser's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Kayser families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kayser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kayser ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Kayser. 34% of Kayser men worked as a Labourer.

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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 1921

  • Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Kayser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kayser 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Kayser. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Kayser. For the veterans among your Kayser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kayser lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Kayser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Kayser in 1943 was 39, and 80 in 2004.

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