Lyster Family History

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Lyster Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Lister.

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

Similar surnames: Lester, Lister, Laster, Luster, Lawter, Oyster, Master, Lasiter

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Lyster Family Origin

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Lyster Family Occupations

What did your Lyster ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Lyster occupation in Canada was Farmer. 45% of Lyster's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Lyster family was Farmer Son. Farmer, School and Fils were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lyster.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Fils

  • Farmer Son


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

Lyster Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Lyster. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lyster 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Lyster. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Lyster. For the veterans among your Lyster ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lyster Life Expectancy

What is the average Lyster lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Lyster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lyster in 1960 was 56, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lyster

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lyster 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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