Kistner Family History

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Kistner Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a cabinet maker or carpenter, from an agent derivative of Middle High German kiste ‘(clothes) chest’. Compare Kastner.

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


Similar surnames: Kastner, Kistler, Risner, Kissler, Kostner, Eisner, Kantner, Kirner

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Kistner Family Origin

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Kistner Family Occupations

What did your Kistner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kistner. The most common Kistner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Kistner's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kistner family was Shoemaker.

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Shoemaker

    5%

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

Kistner Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Kistner Life Expectancy

What is the average Kistner lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Kistner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Kistner in 1945 was 28, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kistner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kistner 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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