Keister Family History

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Keister Name Meaning

Dutch: from Middle Dutch keisterlinc ‘pastry’, hence an occupational name for a pastrycook.

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


Similar surnames: Keisler, Leister, Meister, Geister, Kreiter, Kelter, Register

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Keister Family Origin

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Keister Family Occupations

What did your Keister ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Keister occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Keister's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Keister family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Keister.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    4%

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

Keister Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Keister. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keister 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Keister. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Keister. For the veterans among your Keister ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Keister Life Expectancy

What is the average Keister lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Keister life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Keister in 1946 was 43, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Keister

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Keister 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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