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Keyser Surname Meaning

German: variant of Kaiser ; compare Keiser . Dutch: variant mostly Americanized (or archaic) and Flemish of Keijser from Middle Dutch keyser ‘emperor’ (from the Latin imperial title Caesar). See also Kaiser compare De Keyser Kezar and Kezer .

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


Similar surnames: Kyser, Kayser, Keser, Keiser, Peyser, Kemper, Kelner, Keysor, Leiser

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Where is the Keyser family from?

You can see how Keyser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keyser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Keyser families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 40 Keyser families living in London. This was about 80% of all the recorded Keyser's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Keyser families in 1891.
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What did your Keyser ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Keyser. 68% of Keyser women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    68%
  • Dressmaker
    7%
  • Private Means
    7%
  • Incapacitated
    7%
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Census Records

There are 50,000 census records available for the last name Keyser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keyser 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 Keyser. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Keyser. For the veterans among your Keyser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Keyser lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Keyser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Keyser in 1941 was 43, and 71 in 2004.

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