Gist Name Meaning

English (Devon and Cornwall): probably a variant spelling of Guest.

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


Similar surnames: Gise, Guist, Girt, Gust, Gift, Vint, Hirst, Risi, Nist, Rist

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Gist Family Origin

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Gist Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gist family was Laborer. The most common Gist occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Gist's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gist.

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Farming

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%

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Gist Historical Records

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Gist Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, Gist life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Gist in 1943 was 27, and 74 in 2004.

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