Kister Family History

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Kister Name Meaning

habitational name for someone from Kist. variant of Kistner. from Kirst, a pet form of the personal name Christian. variant of Küster ‘sexton’ (see Kuster).

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

Similar surnames: Koster, Kuster, Kaster, Rister, Kinter, Kisker, Mitter, Hoster

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Kister Family Origin

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Kister Family Occupations

What did your Kister ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kister family was Retired Farmer. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kister. The most common Kister occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Kister's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Retired Farmer


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

Kister Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Kister. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kister 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kister. 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 Kister. For the veterans among your Kister ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kister Life Expectancy

What is the average Kister lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Kister life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kister in 1957 was 53, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kister

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kister 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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