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 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Riser. 22% of Riser men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Riser women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Riser were Truck Driver and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    12%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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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