Leist Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a maker of lasts or a cobbler, from Middle High German leist ‘last’.

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


Similar surnames: Geist, List, Leis, Leise, Reis, Feist, Leiss, Geiss, Weiss, Leiser

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Leist Family Origin

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Leist Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Leist occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Leist's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Leist family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leist.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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Leist Historical Records

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Leist Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, Leist life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Leist in 1948 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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