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Reiser Surname Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from Reis in Bavaria or Reissen in Thuringia (see Reis ). German and Swiss German: occupational name from Middle High German reisære ‘warrior traveler (on horseback)’. South German: topographic name for someone who lived near a thicket (see Rieser 1 and Riser ). South German: variant of Reisser an occupational name for a woodcutter or engraver Middle High German rīsser. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Reise ‘journey’ (see Reise 3 also compare 2 above) or Reis ‘rice; twig’ (see Reis 7 and ) + the agent suffix -er. It is one of surnames assigned at random by Austrian clerks.

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

Similar surnames: Reisner, Reifer, Riser, Leiser, Peiser, Reiter, Meiser, Kreiser

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You can see how Reiser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reiser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reiser families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 Reiser family living in Durham. This was about 20% of all the recorded Reiser's in United Kingdom. Durham and 4 other counties had the highest population of Reiser families in 1891.
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What did your Reiser ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Reiser. 100% of Reiser 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
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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Reiser. 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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There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Reiser. For the veterans among your Reiser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reiser lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Reiser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Reiser in 1945 was 38, and 77 in 2004.

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