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Krist Family History

Krist Name Meaning

North German: from a short form of the personal name Kristen or one of its variants, North German form of Christian.

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


Similar surnames: Crist, Kirst, Kast, Kriss, Ris, Krisch, Kristan, Prast, Krish, Geist

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Where is the Krist family from?

You can see how Krist families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Krist family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Krist families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Krist families living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Krist's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Krist families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Krist surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Krist ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Krist. 30% of Krist men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Krist women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Krist were Clerk and Housekeeper.

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*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

  • Laborer
    30%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    17%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Assembler
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
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Census Records

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

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Krist. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Krist. For the veterans among your Krist ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Krist lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Krist life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Krist in 1944 was 42, and 61 in 2004.

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