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Gist Family History

Gist Name Meaning
English (Devon and Cornwall): probably a variant spelling of Guest. EXG said to drop second sense, which was done.

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

286,196 Historical Documents with Gist on Ancestry.com
31,311 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
6,022 Military Records
943 Immigration Records
26,488 Census and Voter Lists
221,432 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Gist Families

  • Number of Gist families
     65 - 128
     22 - 64
     1 - 21
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gist families
     22 - 41
     8 - 21
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Gist last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Gist census records

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Gist Family Origin

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Gist Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Gist

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Gist Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Gist census records

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Gist Civil War Service Records

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