Foist Name Meaning

Perhaps an Americanized form of German Fürst (see Furst) or of Feist.

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


Similar surnames: Feist, Faist, Foit, Folse, Ferst, Yoast, Yost, Forst, List, Ost

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Foist Family Origin

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Foist Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Farming

    15%
  • Cigar Maker

    8%
  • Keeping House

    8%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Foist family was Keeping House. Farmer, Farming and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Foist. The most common Foist occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Foist's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Foist | Data not to scale

Foist Historical Records

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Foist Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1961 and 2004, Foist life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Foist in 1961 was 50, and 86 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Foist

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