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

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Quist Family Origin

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Quist Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%

In 1880, the most common Quist occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Quist's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Quist. A less common occupation for the Quist family was Keeping House.

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Quist Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Quist

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