Feist Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a stout person, from, respectively, Middle High German veiz(e)t and modern German feist ‘well covered’, ‘well fed’.

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


Similar surnames: Geist, Fest, Feig, Weiss, Leist, Feit, Fels, Reis, Neiss, Fendt

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Feist Family Origin

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Feist Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    8%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Laundress

    5%
  • Teacher Of Music

    5%

In 1881, the most common Feist occupation in the UK was Labourer. 8% of Feist's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Feist family was Teacher Of Music. Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Laundress were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Feist.

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Feist Historical Records

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Feist Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, Feist life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Feist in 1953 was 53, and 84 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Feist

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