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Mouser Surname Meaning

Americanized form of German Mauser . English (Suffolk): nickname from the Middle English plant-name mous-ere ‘mouse-ear hawkweed’ (Hieracium pilosella used for a variety of medicinal purposes in the Middle Ages) or from Middle English mous ‘mouse’ + ere ‘ear’ as a nickname referring to physical appearance (see Mouse and compare Mussey ). Perhaps also from Middle English mousere ‘mouser an animal that hunts mice’.

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


Similar surnames: Mousel, Mouse, Houser, Conser, Yousey, Mauser, Moser, Meuser, Moeser

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Where is the Mouser family from?

You can see how Mouser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mouser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mouser families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 87 Mouser families living in Suffolk. This was about 51% of all the recorded Mouser's in United Kingdom. Suffolk had the highest population of Mouser families in 1891.
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What did your Mouser ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Cowman and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Mouser. 34% of Mouser men worked as a Cowman and 85% of Mouser women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mouser were Retired and At Home. .

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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 1939

  • Cowman
    34%
  • Farmer
    34%
  • Retired
    34%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    85%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Domestic Servant
    6%
  • At Home
    6%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Mouser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mouser 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 470 immigration records available for the last name Mouser. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Mouser. For the veterans among your Mouser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mouser lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Mouser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Mouser in 1944 was 22, and 74 in 2004.

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