Gist Name Meaning

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

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

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Gist Family Origin

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Gist Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Farming

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%

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

Source: Census data for Gist | Data not to scale

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Gist Life Expectancy

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United States

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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gist

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