Deister Family History

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Deister Name Meaning

German: regional name for someone from the Deister, a range of wooded hills between the rivers Leine and Weser.

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


Similar surnames: Meister, Reister, Leister, Wester, Geister, Deisler, Deisher, Reiser

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Deister Family Origin

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Deister Family Occupations

What did your Deister ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Deister family was Baggage Driver. Farmer, Farming and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Deister. The most common Deister occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Deister's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Farming

    17%
  • Grocer

    9%
  • Baggage Driver

    4%

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

Deister Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Deister Life Expectancy

What is the average Deister lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Deister life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Deister in 1963 was 85, and 98 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Deister

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Deister 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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