Rister Family History

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Rister Name Meaning

German (Silesia): unrounded form of Rüster, possibly from an Old High German personal name Rusto meaning ‘strong’, ‘fat’, or a variant of Riester.

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


Similar surnames: Risher, Riester, Risner, Riser, Roster, Risler, Kister, Risser

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Rister Family Origin

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Rister Family Occupations

What did your Rister ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rister occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Rister's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rister. A less common occupation for the Rister family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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

Rister Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rister. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rister 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Rister. 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 Rister. For the veterans among your Rister ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rister Life Expectancy

What is the average Rister lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Rister life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Rister in 1952 was 22, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rister

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rister 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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