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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?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Genest ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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  • Carpenter

    29%
  • Dry Goods Clerk

    14%
  • In Cotton Mill

    14%
  • Keeping House

    14%

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In 1880, the most common Genest occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 29% of Genest's were Carpenters. Carpenter, Dry Goods Clerk and In Cotton Mill were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Genest. A less common occupation for the Genest family was Keeping House.

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Genest Historical Records

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Genest Life Expectancy

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