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Crist Family History

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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Where is the Crist family from?

You can see how Crist families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Crist family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Crist families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 41 Crist families living in Ohio. This was about 27% of all the recorded Crist's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Crist families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Crist surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Crist ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Crist. 16% of Crist men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Crist women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Crist were Carpenter and Stenographer.

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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
    16%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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