Walser Family History

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Walser Name Meaning

South German: habitational name for someone from Wals near Salzburg. German: variant of Walliser.

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

Similar surnames: Waller, Walder, Waser, Balser, Welser, Walzer, Galler, Wamser, Wasser

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Walser Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Walser name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Norway


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Walser Family Origin

Where is the Walser family from?

Walser Family Occupations

What did your Walser ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Walser family was Stationer Newsagent. The most common Walser occupation in the UK was Lodging House Keeper. 33% of Walser's were Lodging House Keepers. Lodging House Keeper and Muslin Agent were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Walser.

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  • Lodging House Keeper

  • Muslin Agent

  • Stationer Newsagent


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

Walser Historical Records

What Walser family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Walser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Walser census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Walser

Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Walser. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Walser. For the veterans among your Walser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Walser Life Expectancy

What is the average Walser lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Walser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Walser in 1955 was 61, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Walser

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Walser 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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