Gest Family History

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Gest Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived in one of the areas of geest (sandy soil) in northwestern Germany. habitational name from any of several places so named in the Lower Rhine region.

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

Similar surnames: Geist, Oest, Gast, West, Gent, Lust, Best, Heit, Heist, Sesto

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Gest Family Origin

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Gest Family Occupations

What did your Gest ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Wharf Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Gest.

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Wharf Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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

Gest Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Gest. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gest 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gest. 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 23,000 military records available for the last name Gest. For the veterans among your Gest ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gest Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Gest life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Gest in 1945 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

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