Kistler Family History

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Kistler Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a joiner or cabinet maker, Middle High German kisteler. Compare Kistner.

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

Similar surnames: Kistner, Kissler, Kittler, Kastner, Mistler, Fistler, Keisler

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Kistler Family Origin

Where is the Kistler family from?

Kistler Family Occupations

What did your Kistler ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Jeweller and Watch Maker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Kistler. A less common occupation for the Kistler family was Watchmaker & Jeweller. The most common Kistler occupation in the UK was Jeweller. 33% of Kistler's were Jewellers.

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  • Jeweller

  • Watch Maker

  • Watchmaker & Jeweller


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Kistler ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Kistler Historical Records

What Kistler family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Kistler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kistler 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kistler. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Kistler. For the veterans among your Kistler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kistler Life Expectancy

What is the average Kistler lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Kistler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Kistler in 1950 was 58, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kistler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kistler 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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