Leister Family History

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Leister Name Meaning

English: variant of Lester. German: occupational name for a maker of lasts or a cobbler, from Middle High German leist + the agent suffix -er.

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


Similar surnames: Lister, Leiter, Meister, Leiser, Weisser, Feister, Geister, Reiter

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Leister Family Origin

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Leister Family Occupations

What did your Leister ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leister. A less common occupation for the Leister family was Carpenter. The most common Leister occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Leister's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Leister Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Leister Life Expectancy

What is the average Leister lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Leister life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Leister in 1944 was 24, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leister

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leister 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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