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Allister Family History

Allister Name Meaning

variant of McAllister .

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


Similar surnames: Pallister, Callister, Lister, Ballester, Alliston, Leister

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Where is the Allister family from?

You can see how Allister families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Allister family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Allister families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Allister families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Allister's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Allister families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Allister surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Allister ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Boatman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Allister. 25% of Allister men worked as a Boatman and 34% of Allister women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Allister were Farmer and Housewife. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Boatman
    25%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Labor
    19%
  • Farmer
    13%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    34%
  • Maid
    23%
  • Stenographer
    23%
  • Housewife
    23%
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Census Records

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Allister. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Allister census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Allister. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Allister. For the veterans among your Allister ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Allister lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2001, in the United States, Allister life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Allister in 1958 was 47, and 80 in 2001.

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