Reisner Family History

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Reisner Name Meaning

German: probably a habitational name for someone from a place called Reisen (for example in Bavaria), Reissen in Thuringia, or Reussen on the Saale river. German: variant of Reiser 2. German: from an agent derivative of Middle High German, Middle Low German rise ‘veil’; perhaps an occupational name for someone who made veils. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a traveler, from an agent derivative of German reisen ‘to travel’ (see Reise 2). Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Reis 4 + the agent suffix -ner.

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

Similar surnames: Risner, Reiser, Reisler, Eisner, Beisner, Weisser, Weisner, Reiner

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Reisner Family Origin

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Reisner Family Occupations

What did your Reisner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Reisner family was Tailor. The most common Reisner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Reisner's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reisner.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Tailor


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Reisner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Reisner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reisner 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Reisner. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Reisner. For the veterans among your Reisner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Reisner Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Reisner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Reisner in 1945 was 63, and 73 in 2004.

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