Riser Family History

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Riser Name Meaning

Swiss German: topographic name for someone who lived near a thicket or underbrush, from an agent noun based on Middle High German ris ‘branch’, ‘shrubbery’. Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Reiser.

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

Similar surnames: Risher, Reiser, Risler, Roser, Risner, Miser, Rieser, Rider, Rister

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Riser Family Origin

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Riser Family Occupations

What did your Riser ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Riser occupation in Canada was Farmer. 67% of Riser's were Farmers. Farmer and Farmerson were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Riser.

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  • Farmer

  • Farmerson


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

Riser Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Riser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Riser 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 812 immigration records available for the last name Riser. 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 Riser. For the veterans among your Riser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Riser Life Expectancy

What is the average Riser lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Riser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Riser in 1954 was 50, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Riser 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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