Crist Family History

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Crist Name Meaning

English: from Old English Crist, probably applied as a nickname for someone who played the part of Christ in a pageant. North German: from a short form of the personal name Kristen or one of its variants (see Christian). Americanized spelling of North German Krist.

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

Similar surnames: Krist, Crisp, Christ, Crust, Priest, Cross, Cristo, Cripe, Grist

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Crist Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Crist name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Crist. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Crist Family Origin

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Crist Family Occupations

What did your Crist ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Crist family was Carpenter. The most common Crist occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Crist's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Crist.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Crist ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Crist Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Crist. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Crist census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Crist. 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 Card

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Crist. For the veterans among your Crist ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Crist Life Expectancy

What is the average Crist lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Crist life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1940. The average life expectancy for Crist in 1940 was 90, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Crist ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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