Kayser Family History

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Kayser Name Meaning

German and Dutch: variant spelling of Dutch Keizer and German Kaiser. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Kaiser.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Keyser, Kyser, Kaiser, Kasser, Rayner, Kasner, Kaeser, Mayner, Nasser

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Kayser Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kayser name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kayser. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Kayser Family Origin

Where is the Kayser family from?

Kayser Family Occupations

What did your Kayser ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Kayser occupation in the UK was Green Grocer. 25% of Kayser's were Green Grocers. A less common occupation for the Kayser family was Wine Merchant. Green Grocer, Grocers Assistant and Sub Post Master(Cs) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kayser.

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  • Green Grocer

  • Grocers Assistant

  • Sub Post Master(Cs)

  • Wine Merchant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Kayser ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Kayser Historical Records

What Kayser family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Kayser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kayser census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Kayser. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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

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Kayser Life Expectancy

What is the average Kayser lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Kayser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Kayser in 1943 was 39, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kayser

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kayser ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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