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Unser Name Meaning

South German (Baden): nickname from Middle High German sēr ‘wounded injured’ with the prefix un- ‘un-’ which may mean the opposite ‘uninjured whole’ or strengthen the meaning to ‘seriously wounded’. North German: habitational name for someone from a place called Unsen near Hameln.

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


Similar surnames: Genser, Enser, Ufer, Buser, Unger, Runser, Dunner, Zunker, Riser

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Where is the Unser family from?

You can see how Unser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Unser family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Unser families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Unser families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Unser's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Unser families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Unser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Unser ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Baker and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Unser. 50% of Unser men worked as a Baker and 100% of Unser women worked as a Saleslady. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Baker
    50%
  • Farmer
    50%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Saleslady
    100%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Unser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Unser census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 516 immigration records available for the last name Unser. 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 Cards

There are 20,000 military records available for the last name Unser. For the veterans among your Unser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Unser lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Unser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Unser in 1959 was 27, and 71 in 2004.

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