Foist Family History

14-Day Free Trial


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

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Foist Family Origin

Where is the Foist family from?

Foist Family Occupations

What did your Foist ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Foist. 48% of Foist men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Foist women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Foist were Truck Driver and Maid

View Census data for Foist | Data not to scale

United States shown, England data unavailable

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Maid

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Foist Historical Records

What Foist family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Foist. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Foist 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 Foist

Passenger List

There are 85 immigration records available for the last name Foist. 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.

View all Foist immigration records

Draft Card

There are 521 military records available for the last name Foist. For the veterans among your Foist ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Foist military records

You've only scratched the surface of Foist family history.

Foist Life Expectancy

What is the average Foist lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Foist

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Foist 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.

Famous Foist Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name

14-Day Free Trial