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Weiser Name Meaning

German:: nickname meaning ‘wise man’ from an agent derivative of Middle High German wīsen ‘to teach’. variant of Weisser . Compare Wiser .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Weisser, Weisler, Heiser, Weisner, Leiser, Geiser, Reiser, Beiser

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Where is the Weiser family from?

You can see how Weiser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Weiser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Weiser families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 12 Weiser families living in Quebec. This was about 57% of all the recorded Weiser's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Weiser families in 1911.
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What did your Weiser ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Weiser. 54% of Weiser men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Weiser women worked as a Clerk. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Finisher
  • Merchant

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Weiser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Weiser 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Weiser. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Weiser. For the veterans among your Weiser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Weiser lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Weiser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Weiser in 1943 was 51, and 78 in 2004.

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