Genest Family History

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Genest Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone who lived by a patch of broom, Old French genest(e) (from Late Latin (planta) genesta). German: cognate of 1, from Latin.

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

Similar surnames: Gent, Geist, Gest, West, Hengst, Gonet, Gentes, Great, Gerst, Gelnett

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Genest Family Origin

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Genest Family Occupations

What did your Genest ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Blacksmith (general La and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Genest. 34% of Genest men worked as a Blacksmith (general La and 67% of Genest women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Genest were Garage Proprietor and Tea Room Manageress

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Blacksmith (general La
  • Engineers Precision Yard
  • Garage Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Tea Room Manageress

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

Genest Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Genest. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Genest census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Genest

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Genest. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Genest. For the veterans among your Genest ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Genest Life Expectancy

What is the average Genest lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Genest life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Genest in 1954 was 50, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Genest

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Genest 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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