Reiser Family History

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Reiser Name Meaning

habitational name for someone from Reis or Reissen in Bavaria (see Reis 1). occupational name from Middle High German reisære ‘warrior’, ‘traveler’. South German: topographic name for someone who lived near a thicket (see Rieser 1 and Riser 1). variant spelling of Reisser, an occupational name for a woodcutter, Middle High German risser.

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

Similar surnames: Reisner, Reifer, Riser, Leiser, Peiser, Reiter, Meiser, Kreiser

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Reiser Family Origin

Where is the Reiser family from?

Reiser Family Occupations

What did your Reiser ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, School and Fisherman were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Reiser. A less common occupation for the Reiser family was Servant. The most common Reiser occupation in Canada was School. 57% of Reiser's were Schools.

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  • School

  • Fisherman

  • Servant


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

Reiser Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Reiser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reiser 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Reiser. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Reiser. For the veterans among your Reiser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Reiser Life Expectancy

What is the average Reiser lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Reiser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Reiser in 1945 was 38, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reiser

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reiser 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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