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Feister Name Meaning

South German: nickname for a stout man, from a noun derivative of Middle High German veiz(e)t ‘well covered’, ‘well fed’.

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


Similar surnames: Leister, Meister, Fenster, Nester, Weisser, Fister, Weisner, Finster

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Feister Family Origin

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Feister Family Occupations

What did your Feister ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Feister occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Feister's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Feister family was Laborer. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Feister.

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Farm Laborer

    13%
  • Carpenter

    9%
  • Laborer

    9%

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

Feister Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Feister Life Expectancy

What is the average Feister lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Feister life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Feister in 1946 was 55, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Feister

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Feister 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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