Gist Name Meaning

English (Devon and Cornwall): probably a variant spelling of Guest.

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


Similar surnames: Gise, Guist, Girt, Gust, Gift, Vint, Hirst, Risi, Nist, Rist

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Gist Family Origin

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Gist Family Occupations

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  • Carpenter

    50%
  • Farmer

    25%
  • Farmer Son

    25%

In 1881, the most common Gist occupation in Canada was Carpenter. 50% of Gist's were Carpenters. Carpenter and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gist. A less common occupation for the Gist family was Farmer Son.

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Gist Historical Records

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Gist Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Gist life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Gist in 1943 was 27, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gist

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