Reist Family History

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Reist Name Meaning

Swiss German: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Deist, Geisz, Reish, Weist, Feist, Geist, Reise, Reis, Reiss, Leist

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Reist Family Origin

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Reist Family Occupations

What did your Reist ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Reist Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Reist Life Expectancy

What is the average Reist lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Reist life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Reist in 1960 was 68, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reist

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reist 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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