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Kirst Family History

Kirst Name Meaning

North German: from a short form of Kirsten a vernacular form of the personal name Christian .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Korst, Kirsten, Kast, Kerst, First, Kost, Kirscht, Kors, Kort, Karst

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Where is the Kirst family from?

You can see how Kirst families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kirst family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kirst families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Kirst families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Kirst's in USA. New York had the highest population of Kirst families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kirst surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kirst ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kirst. 15% of Kirst men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Kirst women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kirst were Carpenter 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

  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    24%
  • Clerk
    18%
  • Stenographer
    18%
  • Housewife
    18%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Kirst. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kirst 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kirst. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kirst. For the veterans among your Kirst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kirst lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Kirst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Kirst in 1956 was 47, and 79 in 2004.

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