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Nist Surname Meaning

Welsh: variant of Nest .

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


Similar surnames: Nest, Nish, Gist, Kist, Rist, Nast, Haist, Vitt, Wilt, Risi

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Where is the Nist family from?

You can see how Nist families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nist family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nist families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 2 Nist families living in Hampshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Nist's in United Kingdom. Hampshire had the highest population of Nist families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nist surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nist ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Nist. 100% of Nist women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Nist. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nist census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 241 immigration records available for the last name Nist. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Nist. For the veterans among your Nist ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nist lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Nist life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Nist in 1958 was 77, and 84 in 2004.

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