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Wilser Family History

Wilser Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Willer, Wilmer, Wilger, Wilsey, Walser, Wiser, Wiler, Wilder, Welser

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Where is the Wilser family from?

You can see how Wilser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wilser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wilser families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Wilser families living in Ontario. This was about 23% of all the recorded Wilser's in Canada. Ontario and 1 other province had the highest population of Wilser families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wilser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wilser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Librarian were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wilser. 50% of Wilser men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Wilser women worked as a Librarian. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wilser were Truck Driver and Laborer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    50%
  • Laborer
    32%
  • Truck Driver
    19%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Librarian
    34%
  • Cook
    34%
  • Laborer
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Wilser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilser 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 368 immigration records available for the last name Wilser. 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 261 military records available for the last name Wilser. For the veterans among your Wilser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wilser lifespan?

Between 1975 and 2003, in the United States, Wilser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Wilser in 1975 was 89, and 74 in 2003.

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