Peyser Family History

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Peyser Name Meaning

English: from Anglo-Norman French peiser, poiser ‘weigher’ (Late Latin pensarius, a derivative of pensare ‘to weigh’), hence an occupational name for an official in charge of weights and measures, especially one whose duty it was to weigh rent or tribute received. German: variant spelling of Peiser.

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

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

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Peyser Family Origin

Where is the Peyser family from?

Peyser Family Occupations

What did your Peyser ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Peyser family was Tailor. The most common Peyser occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 8% of Peyser's were Keeping Houses. Keeping House, Clothier and Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Peyser.

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  • Keeping House

  • Clothier

  • Merchant

  • Tailor


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

Peyser Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Peyser Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Peyser

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Peyser 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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