Geist Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a goatherd or nickname for a stubborn person, from Middle High German geiz ‘goat’. German: habitational name for someone who lived in a house marked by the sign of the Holy Spirit (normally depicted as a dove), from Middle High German geist ‘spirit’. Both Geist and Heilgeist occur as house signs in Frankfurt am Main in the mid–14th century. North German: topographic name for someone who lived in an area of barren sandy soil, Middle Low German gest.

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


Similar surnames: Reis, Geiss, Gest, Feist, Leist, Gast, Gerst, Weiss, Oest, Geiser

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Geist Family Origin

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Geist Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Keeping House

    4%

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

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Geist Historical Records

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Geist Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, Geist life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Geist in 1944 was 28, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Geist

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