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Nist Name Meaning

Welsh: variant of Nest.

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


Similar surnames: Nest, Nish, Gist, Kist, Rist, Nast, Haist, Vitt, Wilt, Risi

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Nist Family Origin

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Nist Family Occupations

What did your Nist ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Brick Mason and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nist. The most common Nist occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Nist's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Nist family was Nailer.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Brick Mason

    14%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Nailer

    9%

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

Nist Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Nist Life Expectancy

What is the average Nist lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Nist life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Nist in 1958 was 77, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nist

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nist 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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