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Foist Name Meaning

Perhaps an Americanized form of German Fürst (see Furst) or of Feist.

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


Similar surnames: Feist, Faist, Foit, Folse, Ferst, Yoast, Yost, Forst, List, Ost

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Foist Family Origin

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Foist Family Occupations

What did your Foist ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer and Servant were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Foist. The most common Foist occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Foist's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Servant

    50%

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

Foist Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Foist. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Foist 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 Foist. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Foist. For the veterans among your Foist ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Foist Life Expectancy

What is the average Foist lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Foist life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Foist in 1961 was 50, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Foist

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Foist 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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