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Deist Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place called Deisten, near Celle (Hannover).

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


Similar surnames: Heist, Geist, Heit, Kleist, Wist, Deiss, Leist, Diss, Daisy, De Sa

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Deist Family Origin

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Deist Family Occupations

What did your Deist ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farmer And Stone Mason and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Deist. A less common occupation for the Deist family was Baker. The most common Deist occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Deist's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Farmer And Stone Mason

    10%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Baker

    5%

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

Deist Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Deist. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deist 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Deist. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Deist. For the veterans among your Deist ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Deist Life Expectancy

What is the average Deist lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Deist life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Deist in 1957 was 64, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Deist

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Deist 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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