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Keser Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: from Low German K(i)eser ‘inspector of foodstuff and beverages’ from Middle Low German kiesen ‘to examine’. German and Dutch: occupational name for a cheese maker an agent noun from Low German kese a loanword from Latin caseus ‘cheese’. Turkish Croatian and Serbian: nickname or metonymic occupational name from Turkish keser ‘adze’ which is also a loanword in Croatian and Serbian. Croatian (Kešer): probably a variant of 3 above.

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


Similar surnames: Kaeser, Kieser, Kaser, Kyser, Reder, Kesel, Leser, Keyser, Esser

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Where is the Keser family from?

You can see how Keser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Keser families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 7 Keser families living in Ontario. This was about 58% of all the recorded Keser's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Keser families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Keser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Keser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Keser. 21% of Keser men worked as a Farmer and 40% of Keser women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Keser were New Worker and New Worker. .

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • New Worker
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    40%
  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • New Worker
    14%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Keser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keser 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 553 immigration records available for the last name Keser. 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 492 military records available for the last name Keser. For the veterans among your Keser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Keser lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Keser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Keser in 1959 was 44, and 81 in 2004.

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