Quist Family History

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Quist Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name from Swedish quist, an old or ornamental spelling of kvist ‘twig’. When surnames were adopted on a large scale in the 19th century in Sweden, this was one of the elements that were widely used in combination with other words denoting natural features to form surnames such as Lindqvist and Blomqvist. Danish: nickname for a thin man, from kvist ‘twig’.

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

Similar surnames: Oquist, Edquist, Boquist, Nyquist, Quint, Hurst, Grist, Pust, Quast

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Quist Family Origin

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Quist Family Occupations

What did your Quist ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Quist occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Quist's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Quist family was Keeping House. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Quist.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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Quist Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Quist. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Quist 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 Quist. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Quist. For the veterans among your Quist ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Quist Life Expectancy

What is the average Quist lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Quist life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Quist in 1942 was 19, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Quist 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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