Brister Family History

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Brister Name Meaning

English: variant of Bristow.

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

Similar surnames: Bristor, Brisker, Bruster, Rister, Bridger, Fritter, Forister

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Brister Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Brister name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Brister. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Sweden


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Brister Family Origin

Where is the Brister family from?

Brister Family Occupations

What did your Brister ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Brister occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Brister's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brister. A less common occupation for the Brister family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Brister Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Brister. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brister 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 Brister. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Brister. For the veterans among your Brister ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brister Life Expectancy

What is the average Brister lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Brister life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Brister in 1950 was 59, and 67 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brister 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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