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Quist Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name from Swedish quist, an old or ornamental spelling of kvist ‘twig’. When surnames were adopted on a large scale in the 19th century in Sweden, this was one of the elements that were widely used in combination with other words denoting natural features to form surnames such as Lindqvist and Blomqvist. Danish: nickname for a thin man, from kvist ‘twig’.

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


Similar surnames: Oquist, Edquist, Boquist, Nyquist, Quint, Hurst, Grist, Pust, Quast

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Where is the Quist family from?

You can see how Quist families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Quist family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Quist families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Quist families living in Kentucky. This was about 50% of all the recorded Quist's in the USA. Kentucky and 1 other state had the highest population of Quist families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Quist surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Quist ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Quist. 19% of Quist men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Quist women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Quist were Farm Laborer and Clerk.

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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

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%
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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Quist. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Quist. For the veterans among your Quist ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Quist lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Quist life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Quist in 1942 was 19, and 79 in 2004.

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