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 1939, Brusher Dairy Worker and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Wist. 6% of Wist men worked as a Brusher Dairy Worker and 52% of Wist women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wist were Clerk Commision Agent and Clerical Office (minitry Of

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Brusher Dairy Worker
    6%
  • Butcher Manager
    6%
  • Chartered Accountant
    6%
  • Clerk Commision Agent
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    52%
  • Apartment Housekeeper
    4%
  • Battle Warner
    4%
  • Clerical Office (minitry Of
    4%

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

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

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