Grist Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin. It may be an occupational nickname for a miller, from the Middle English abstract noun grist ‘grinding’, Old English grist, a derivative of grindan (see Grinder). The word was not used in the concrete sense of grain to be ground until the 15th century.

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

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Grist Family Origin

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Grist Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Coal Miner

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Grist family was Coal Miner. The most common Grist occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Grist's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grist.

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Grist Historical Records

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Grist Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Grist life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Grist in 1943 was 32, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grist

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