Weist Family History

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Weist Name Meaning

German (Silesia): of uncertain, probably Slavic, origin.

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

Similar surnames: Kleist, Wist, Weisz, Eidt, Weiss, Weise, Weigt, Feist, Geist, West

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Weist Family Origin

Where is the Weist family from?

Weist Family Occupations

What did your Weist ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Weist. The most common Weist occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Weist's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Weist family was Cabinet Maker.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Cabinet Maker


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

Weist Historical Records

What Weist family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Weist. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Weist 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Weist. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Weist. For the veterans among your Weist ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Weist Life Expectancy

What is the average Weist lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Weist life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Weist in 1948 was 33, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Weist

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Weist 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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