Guist Family History

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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

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Guist Family Origin

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Guist Family Occupations

What did your Guist ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Guist occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Guist's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Guist. A less common occupation for the Guist family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Guist Historical Records

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Census Record

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.

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Passenger List

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.

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Draft Card

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.

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Guist Life Expectancy

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

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Guist 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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