Wist Family History

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Wist Name Meaning

North German: habitational name from any of several places named Wiste in Lower Saxony. Swedish: probably from a place named Vist or a place name formed with this as the first element.

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

Similar surnames: Wiest, List, Twist, Witt, West, Lust, Wisz, Geist, Bast, Best

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Wist Family Origin

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Wist Family Occupations

What did your Wist ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Wist family was Sawyer. Journeyman Cooper, Needlewoman and Retired Capt RN were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wist. The most common Wist occupation in the UK was Journeyman Cooper. 25% of Wist's were Journeyman Coopers.

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  • Journeyman Cooper

  • Needlewoman

  • Retired Capt RN

  • Sawyer


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

Wist Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Wist. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wist 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wist. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Wist. For the veterans among your Wist ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wist Life Expectancy

What is the average Wist lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Wist life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Wist in 1954 was 53, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wist

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wist 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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