Grist Family History

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Grist Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin. It may be an occupational nickname for a miller, from the Middle English abstract noun grist ‘grinding’, Old English grist, a derivative of grindan (see Grinder). The word was not used in the concrete sense of grain to be ground until the 15th century.

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

Similar surnames: Priest, Crist, Geist, Grill, Grass, Grise, Guest, Great, Rise, Guist

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Grist Family Origin

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Grist Family Occupations

What did your Grist ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Grist. 11% of Grist men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Grist women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grist were Retired and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Retired

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Private Means

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

Grist Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Grist. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grist 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Grist. 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 Grist. For the veterans among your Grist ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grist Life Expectancy

What is the average Grist lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Grist life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Grist in 1943 was 32, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grist 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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