History of your Surname
Get access to Guist family records.Start a free trial

Guist Family History

Guist Name Meaning

Of uncertain origin. Possibly a metathesized spelling of Italian Giust, a variant of Giusti.

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

Similar surnames: Guisti, Guinto, Grist, Gist, Guile, Guier, Quist, Weist, Huitt, Guise

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Guist family from?

You can see how Guist families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Guist family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Guist families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Guist families living in Tennessee. This was about 40% of all the recorded Guist's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Guist families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Guist surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Guist ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Guist. 41% of Guist men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Guist women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Guist were Superintendent and Laborer.

View Census data for Guist | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Superintendent

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Laborer
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Guist family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Guist. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Guist census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Guist

Passenger Lists

There are 513 immigration records available for the last name Guist. 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.

View all Guist immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 566 military records available for the last name Guist. For the veterans among your Guist ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Guist military records

You've only scratched the surface of Guist family history.

Discover More

What is the average Guist lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Guist life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Guist in 1961 was 63, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Guist

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Guist family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial