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Leser Family History

Leser Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a reader at a church or school, from Middle High German lesaere ‘reader’. occupational name for a picker of grapes or a gleaner of grain, from the same word in the sense ‘gatherer’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Lazar.

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


Similar surnames: Leiser, Leder, Lesser, Leber, Loeser, Lever, Keser, Leier, Leger

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Where is the Leser family from?

You can see how Leser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leser families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Leser family living in British Columbia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Leser's in Canada. British Columbia and 1 other province had the highest population of Leser families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Leser. 23% of Leser men worked as a Salesman and 39% of Leser women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leser were Machinist and Cook.

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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

  • Salesman
    23%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Handyman
    9%
  • Machinist
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    39%
  • Secretary
    24%
  • Waitress
    24%
  • Cook
    16%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Leser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leser 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Leser. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Leser. For the veterans among your Leser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leser lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Leser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Leser in 1958 was 57, and 87 in 2004.

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