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

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  • Journeyman Cooper

    25%
  • Needlewoman

    25%
  • Retired Capt RN

    25%
  • Sawyer

    25%

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

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Wist Historical Records

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Wist Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1954 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wist

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