Pallister Family History

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Pallister Name Meaning

Northern English: occupational name for someone who made palings and fences, from an agent derivative of Old French pal(e)is ‘palisade’ (from Late Latin palicium, a derivative of palus ‘stake’, ‘pole’).

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


Similar surnames: Ballester, Paster, Lister, Painter, Bannister, Vallier, Gallier

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Pallister Family Origin

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Pallister Family Occupations

What did your Pallister ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Book Keeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Pallister. 39% of Pallister men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Pallister women worked as a Book Keeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pallister were Labourer and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    39%
  • Farmers Son
    8%
  • Agent
    5%
  • Labourer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Book Keeper
    17%
  • Bookkeeper
    17%
  • Domestique
    17%
  • Housewife
    17%

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

Pallister Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Pallister Life Expectancy

What is the average Pallister lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Pallister life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Pallister in 1953 was 43, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pallister

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