Keyser Family History

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Keyser Name Meaning

Dutch: from keyser ‘emperor’, modern Dutch keizer (from Latin Caesar). Keyser is a 17th-century spelling. Compare German Kaiser. In addition to the meanings of the German name (nickname, house name, etc.), this was also a status name for the head of a society of marksmen.

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

Similar surnames: Kyser, Kayser, Keser, Keiser, Peyser, Kemper, Kelner, Keysor, Leiser

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Keyser Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Keyser name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Keyser. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • European Jewish


  • Norway


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Keyser Family Origin

Where is the Keyser family from?

Keyser Family Occupations

What did your Keyser ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Keyser occupation in Canada was Farmer. 100% of Keyser's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Keyser ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Keyser Historical Records

What Keyser family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 50,000 census records available for the last name Keyser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keyser census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Keyser. 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 Card

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Keyser. For the veterans among your Keyser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Keyser Life Expectancy

What is the average Keyser lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Keyser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Keyser in 1941 was 43, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Keyser ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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