Sister Family History

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Sister Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Lister, Sistek, Sisler, Sester, Kister, Rister, Fister, Mister

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Sister Family Origin

Where is the Sister family from?

Sister Family Occupations

What did your Sister ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Sister Of Mercy were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Sister. 7% of Sister men worked as a General Labourer and 15% of Sister women worked as a Sister Of Mercy. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sister were Blacksmith Incapacitated and Member Of Religious Community

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    7%
  • Actor
    4%
  • Agricultural Shoeing Smith Agricultural Instrument Maker repairer (heavy Worker)
    4%
  • Blacksmith Incapacitated
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Sister Of Mercy
    15%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    14%
  • Religious Attendant
    12%
  • Member Of Religious Community
    11%

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

Sister Historical Records

What Sister family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Sister. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sister census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Sister

Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Sister. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Sister. For the veterans among your Sister ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sister Life Expectancy

What is the average Sister lifespan?

Between 1971 and 1999, in the United States, Sister life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Sister in 1971 was 92, and 56 in 1999.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sister

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sister 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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