Rist Family History

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Rist Name Meaning

metonymic occupational name for a farmer, from rist, riester ‘plow handle’. variant of Ruest.

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

Similar surnames: List, Rost, Ris, Risi, Ritt, Twist, Kist, Fish, Best, Obst

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Rist Family Origin

Where is the Rist family from?

Rist Family Occupations

What did your Rist ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Rist family was Farmer. The most common Rist occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 14% of Rist's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Carpenter and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rist.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Carpenter

  • Bricklayer

  • Farmer


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

Rist Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Rist. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rist 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 Rist. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Rist. For the veterans among your Rist ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rist Life Expectancy

What is the average Rist lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Rist life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Rist in 1944 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rist

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rist 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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