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Feister Family History

Feister Name Meaning
South German: nickname for a stout man, from a noun derivative of Middle High German veiz(e)t ‘well covered’, ‘well fed’.

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

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1,824 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
427 Military Records
195 Immigration Records
2,538 Census and Voter Lists
4,184 Member Family Trees

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Name Distribution of Feister Families

  • Number of Feister families
     11 - 20
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Feister families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Feister last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Feister census records

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Feister Family Origin

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Feister Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Feister

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Feister Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Feister census records

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Feister Civil War Service Records

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