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Quist Family History

Quist Name Meaning
Swedish: ornamental name from Swedish quist, an old or ornamental spelling of kvist ‘twig’. When surnames were adopted on a large scale in the 19th century in Sweden, this was one of the elements that were widely used in combination with other words denoting natural features to form surnames such as Lindqvist and Blomqvist.Danish: nickname for a thin man, from kvist ‘twig’.

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

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2,737 Military Records
3,493 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Quist Families

  • Number of Quist families
     36 - 70
     13 - 35
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Quist families
     8 - 13
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Quist last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Quist Family Origin

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Quist Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Quist

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Quist Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Quist census records

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Quist Civil War Service Records

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