Fester Family History

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Fester Name Meaning

German: from a short form of the personal name Silvester. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from inflected form of Yiddish fest ‘firm’.

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

Similar surnames: Vester, Fetter, Bester, Foster, Pester, Fenter, Jester, Tester, Ester

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Fester Family Origin

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Fester Family Occupations

What did your Fester ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Fester. 60% of Fester men worked as a General Labourer and 74% of Fester women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fester were Bricklayer and Dress Maker

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Cotton Operative Weaver
  • Dress Maker

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

Fester Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Fester. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fester 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Fester. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Fester. For the veterans among your Fester ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fester Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Fester life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Fester in 1944 was 39, and 91 in 2004.

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