Wamser Family History

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Wamser Name Meaning

German: from an agent derivative of Middle High German wambes, wambeis ‘jerkin’, ‘waistcoat’ (originally for wearing under armor), hence an occupational name for a maker of such clothing.

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


Similar surnames: Wasser, Waser, Gaiser, Hammer, Maser, Waller, Kasser, Hamer, Rauser

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Wamser Family Origin

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Wamser Family Occupations

What did your Wamser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wamser. 10% of Wamser men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Wamser women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wamser were Truck Driver and Attendant In Library

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    10%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Librarian
    6%
  • Apartment Horse Manager
    3%
  • Attendant In Library
    3%

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

Wamser Historical Records

What Wamser family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Wamser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wamser 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 252 immigration records available for the last name Wamser. 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 623 military records available for the last name Wamser. For the veterans among your Wamser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wamser Life Expectancy

What is the average Wamser lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Wamser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Wamser in 1955 was 62, and 91 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wamser

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