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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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Where is the Weist family from?

You can see how Weist families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Weist family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Weist families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 15 Weist families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 58% of all the recorded Weist's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Weist families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Weist surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Weist ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Weist. 25% of Weist men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Weist women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Weist were Truck Driver and Operator.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Machinist
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
  • Operator
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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