Fister Family History

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Fister Name Meaning

South German: respelling of Pfister, an occupational name for a baker. Slovenian (Fišter): occupational name for a baker, from German Pfister.

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

Similar surnames: Pfister, Filter, Fisher, Fiser, Finster, Rister, Feister, Riester

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Fister Family Origin

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Fister Family Occupations

What did your Fister ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Fister family was Laborer. The most common Fister occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Fister's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Painter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fister.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Painter

  • Laborer


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

Fister Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Fister. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fister 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 Fister. 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 Fister. For the veterans among your Fister ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fister Life Expectancy

What is the average Fister lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Fister life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Fister in 1955 was 47, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fister 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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