Leister Family History

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Leister Name Meaning

English: variant of Lester. German: occupational name for a maker of lasts or a cobbler, from Middle High German leist + the agent suffix -er.

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

Similar surnames: Lister, Leiter, Meister, Leiser, Weisser, Feister, Geister, Reiter

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Leister Family Origin

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Leister Family Occupations

What did your Leister ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Leister. 59% of Leister men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Leister women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leister were Collector and Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Brakeman
  • Collector

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Farmer
  • Income
  • Laborer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Leister Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Leister. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leister 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 Leister. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Leister. For the veterans among your Leister ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leister Life Expectancy

What is the average Leister lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Leister life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Leister in 1944 was 24, and 78 in 2004.

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