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Riser Surname Meaning

Swiss German: topographic name for someone who lived near a thicket or underbrush from an agent noun based on Middle High German rīs ‘branch shrubbery’. Possibly an Americanized form of German Reiser .

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

Similar surnames: Risher, Reiser, Risler, Roser, Risner, Miser, Rieser, Rider, Rister

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Where is the Riser family from?

You can see how Riser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Riser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Riser families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 3 Riser families living in Kent. This was about 60% of all the recorded Riser's in United Kingdom. Kent had the highest population of Riser families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Riser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Riser ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Riser. 100% of Riser 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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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Riser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Riser 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 812 immigration records available for the last name Riser. 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 Riser. For the veterans among your Riser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Riser lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Riser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Riser in 1954 was 50, and 80 in 2004.

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