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Kyser Name Meaning

Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Kaiser . German: very rare variant of Kieser .

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


Similar surnames: Keyser, Keser, Kayser, Kaser, Koser, Kyger, Kober, Riser, Kuter

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Where is the Kyser family from?

You can see how Kyser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kyser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kyser families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 3 Kyser families living in Ontario. This was about 75% of all the recorded Kyser's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Kyser families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kyser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kyser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kyser. 24% of Kyser men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Kyser women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kyser were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Cook
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Kyser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kyser 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 651 immigration records available for the last name Kyser. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Kyser. For the veterans among your Kyser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kyser lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Kyser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Kyser in 1949 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

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