Poist Family History

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Poist Name Meaning

Origin unidentified.

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


Similar surnames: Grist, Bois, Obst, Poet, Weist, Pais, Coit, Foist, Buist, Powis

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Poist Family Origin

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Poist Family Occupations

What did your Poist ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Poist family was Cigar Manufacturer. The most common Poist occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 36% of Poist's were Keeping Houses. Keeping House, Book Keeper and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Poist.

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  • Keeping House

    36%
  • Book Keeper

    7%
  • Butcher

    7%
  • Cigar Manufacturer

    7%

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

Poist Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Poist Life Expectancy

What is the average Poist lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Poist life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Poist in 1956 was 50, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Poist

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Poist 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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