Hester Family History

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Hester Name Meaning

North German: topographic name for someone who lived by a conspicuous beech tree, Middle Low German hester. Irish (mainly County Mayo): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hOistir ‘descendant of Oistir’.

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

Similar surnames: Vester, Ester, Wester, Nester, Bester, Tester, Hoster, Huster, Pester

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Hester Family Origin

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Hester Family Occupations

What did your Hester ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Gardener and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Hester. 3% of Hester men worked as a Gardener and 51% of Hester women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hester were Builders Labourer and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Gardener
  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Servant

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

Hester Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 139,000 census records available for the last name Hester. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hester 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Hester. 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 29,000 military records available for the last name Hester. For the veterans among your Hester ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hester Life Expectancy

What is the average Hester lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Hester life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Hester in 1941 was 43, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hester

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hester 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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