Wist Name Meaning

North German: habitational name from any of several places named Wiste in Lower Saxony. Swedish: probably from a place named Vist or a place name formed with this as the first element.

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

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Wist Family Origin

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Wist Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Farming

    5%

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

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Wist Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1954 and 2004, Wist life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Wist in 1954 was 53, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wist

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