Weist Name Meaning

German (Silesia): of uncertain, probably Slavic, origin.

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


Similar surnames: Kleist, Wist, Weisz, Eidt, Weiss, Weise, Weigt, Feist, Geist, West

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Weist Family Origin

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Weist Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Cabinet Maker

    3%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Weist family was Cabinet Maker. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Weist. The most common Weist occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Weist's were Farmers.

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Weist Historical Records

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Weist Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1948 and 2004, Weist life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Weist in 1948 was 33, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Weist

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