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 1881, a less common occupation for the Gest family was Miller. The most common Gest occupation in the UK was Greengrocer. 33% of Gest's were Greengrocers. Greengrocer, Ag Labr and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gest.

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  • Greengrocer

  • Ag Labr

  • Farm Labourer

  • Miller


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

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

What is the average Gest lifespan?

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gest

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gest 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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