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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kiser

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  • According to a user from Texas, United States, the name Kiser is of German origin and means "Emperor, King, Ruler. It derives from a Germanic transliteration of the word "Caeser". Kaiser is a surname derived from the German imperial title Kaiser (English: emperor). The title Kaiser is in turn derived from the Latin title Caesar, which again is a derivation from the personal name of a branch of the gens (clan) Julia, to which belonged Gaius Julius Caesar, the forebear of the first Roman imperial family. The further etymology is unclear. The name is not especially frequent (ca. 0.05% in Germany), but it is still ranked 41st in Germany as of 2000).[1] Regions in Germany where it is more frequent are central Germany and the southern half of the Black Forest area, and to a lesser extent Southern Germany.[2] It is also used in Austria and the Czech Republic. Variation spellings rooted in the Kaiser surname are Kayser, Keiser, Kiser, and Kyser. Dutch cognates of the surname include Keizer, (De) Keijzer, (De) Keyser, and Dekeyser.".
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From Arabic كسر.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Kiser

Terry Kiser is an actor. He was most active from 1963 to present. Terry was born on August 1st, 1939 in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.


Holly was born in 1986 in Coeburn, Virginia, U.S. Holly is also known as Holly.


Jackson was born in 1929 in Welch, West Virginia.


Nate Kiser is an athlete. His career lasted from 2003 to 2011. Nate was born on May 4th, 1982 in Southgate, Michigan.


Jack was born on February 4th, 1949.


S. Curtis Kiser is a Member of the Florida House of Representatives and Member of theFlorida House of Representatives. S. was born on June 17th, 1944 in Oskaloosa, Iowa.


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Popularity of Kiser as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kiser U.S.
  White 91.11% 64.26%
  African American 4.40% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.45% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.52% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.61% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.91% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kiser

People with the last name Kiser are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Kiser

  • How Popular is the name Kiser? Kiser is the 44,381st most popular name of all time. As a last name Kiser was the 1,934th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kiser have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 60 babies born with the first name Kiser in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kiser? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1917 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Kiser first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kiser is Saturday, September 6th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Kiser born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kiser was in 1917 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Kiser: Your name in reverse order is Resik. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rsiek. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kiser? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 18,674 people with the last name Kiser.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kiser? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Kiser as their last name.

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