Leist Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a maker of lasts or a cobbler, from Middle High German leist ‘last’.

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


Similar surnames: Geist, List, Leis, Leise, Reis, Feist, Leiss, Geiss, Weiss, Leiser

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Leist Family Origin

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Leist Family Occupations

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  • Ag Labs Widow

    10%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    10%
  • Bootmaker

    10%
  • Farmer

    10%

In 1881, Ag Labs Widow, Agricultural Labourer and Bootmaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leist. A less common occupation for the Leist family was Farmer. The most common Leist occupation in the UK was Ag Labs Widow. 10% of Leist's were Ag Labs Widows.

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Leist Historical Records

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Leist Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, Leist life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Leist in 1948 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leist

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