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Bestgen Name Meaning

German: from a reduced form of the personal name Sebastian + the suffix -gen, the Rhineland and Central German diminutive and suffix of endearment, parallel to Low German -jen, -ken and standard German -chen.

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


Similar surnames: Westen, Bester, Jessen, Bastien, Beste, Bolten, Nester, Bernsen

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Bestgen Family Origin

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Bestgen Family Occupations

What did your Bestgen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Terracer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bestgen. 34% of Bestgen men worked as a Terracer and 43% of Bestgen women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bestgen were Proprietor and Studant

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Terracer
    34%
  • Farmer
    34%
  • Proprietor
    34%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    43%
  • Housewife
    29%
  • Studant
    29%

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

Bestgen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 860 census records available for the last name Bestgen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bestgen 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 82 immigration records available for the last name Bestgen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 115 military records available for the last name Bestgen. For the veterans among your Bestgen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bestgen Life Expectancy

What is the average Bestgen lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Bestgen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Bestgen in 1953 was 55, and 97 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bestgen 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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