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Leist Family History

Leist Name Meaning
German: metonymic occupational name for a maker of lasts or a cobbler, from Middle High German leist ‘last’.

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

77,091 Historical Documents and Family Trees with Leist on Ancestry.com
21,207 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,815 Military Records
1,186 Immigration Records
11,195 Census and Voter Lists
40,688 Member Family Trees

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Name Distribution of Leist Families

  • Number of Leist families
     62 - 122
     21 - 61
     1 - 20
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Leist families
     30 - 58
     11 - 29
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Leist families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Leist census records

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Leist Family Origin

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Leist Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Leist families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Leist

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Leist Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Leist census records

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Leist Civil War Service Records

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