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Fister Name Meaning

South German: variant of Pfister an occupational name for a baker. This form of the surname is also common in Slovenia (see also below) and is also found elsewhere in central Europe. Slovenian and Croatian (Fišter): from fišter ‘baker’ an archaic or dialect loanword from German (see Pfister and above).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Pfister, Filter, Fisher, Fiser, Finster, Rister, Feister, Riester

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Where is the Fister family from?

You can see how Fister families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fister family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fister families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 116 Fister families living in Yorkshire. This was about 21% of all the recorded Fister's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Fister families in 1891.
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What did your Fister ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Fister. 54% of Fister men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Fister women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fister were Gardener and Unemployed. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    54%
  • Builders Labourer
    20%
  • Marine Insurance Clerk
    14%
  • Gardener
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    73%
  • Domestic
    7%
  • Household Duties Unpaid
    5%
  • Unemployed
    4%
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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Fister. For the veterans among your Fister ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fister lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Fister life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Fister in 1955 was 47, and 75 in 2004.

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