Kyser Family History

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Kyser Name Meaning

Dutch: from an old spelling of keizer ‘emperor’, ‘czar’; either as a nickname or as the title of the head of a sharpshooting club. German (Kyser): occupational name for an inspector of food, wine, etc., from Middle High German kiesen ‘to choose’, ‘test’, or ‘inspect’. Jewish: Americanized spelling of Kaiser 2.

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

Similar surnames: Keyser, Keser, Kayser, Kaser, Koser, Kyger, Kober, Riser, Kuter

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Kyser Family Origin

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Kyser Family Occupations

What did your Kyser ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kyser family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kyser. The most common Kyser occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Kyser's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Kyser Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Kyser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kyser 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 651 immigration records available for the last name Kyser. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Kyser. For the veterans among your Kyser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kyser Life Expectancy

What is the average Kyser lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Kyser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Kyser in 1949 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kyser

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kyser 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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