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Peyser Name Meaning

English: variant of Poyser from Anglo-Norman French and Middle English peiser denoting an official in charge of weights and measures or who supervised the weighing of goods. This form of the surname is now rare in Britain. German: variant of Peiser and in North America (also) an altered form of this. The surname Peyser is very rare in Germany.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Peiser, Keyser, Pepper, Poyser, Nesser, Heyer, Heyser, Reiser, Seyer

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Where is the Peyser family from?

You can see how Peyser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Peyser family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Peyser families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 11 Peyser families living in Manitoba. This was about 92% of all the recorded Peyser's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Peyser families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Peyser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Peyser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Peyser. 37% of Peyser men worked as a Salesman and 24% of Peyser women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Peyser were Clerk and Clerk. .

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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
  • Accountant
  • Lawyer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Peyser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peyser 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 Peyser. 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 538 military records available for the last name Peyser. For the veterans among your Peyser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Peyser lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Peyser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Peyser in 1963 was 79, and 84 in 2004.

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