Wiser Family History

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Wiser Name Meaning

Spelling variant of Wieser. Probably an Americanized spelling of German Weiser.

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

Similar surnames: Winer, Iser, Wisler, Hiser, Wiler, Miser, Riser, Wisner, Wimer

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Wiser Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wiser name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Wiser. 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


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Wiser Family Origin

Where is the Wiser family from?

Wiser Family Occupations

What did your Wiser ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Wiser occupation in the UK was Blacksmith. 25% of Wiser's were Blacksmiths. Blacksmith, Iron Founder and Provision Dealer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wiser. A less common occupation for the Wiser family was Taylor.

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  • Blacksmith

  • Iron Founder

  • Provision Dealer

  • Taylor


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

Wiser Historical Records

What Wiser family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Wiser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wiser 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wiser. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Wiser. For the veterans among your Wiser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wiser Life Expectancy

What is the average Wiser lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Wiser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Wiser in 1947 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wiser

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wiser 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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