Jester Family History

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Jester Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a jester, Middle English gester. German: from the Germanic personal name Gastharo, composed of the elements gast ‘warrior’ + heri ‘army’.

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

Similar surnames: Bester, Pester, Tester, Jenner, Wester, Jetter, Vester, Mester

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Jester Family Origin

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Jester Family Occupations

What did your Jester ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Jester. 88% of Jester women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • School Teacher
  • Private Means

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

Jester Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Jester Life Expectancy

What is the average Jester lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Jester life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Jester in 1942 was 32, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jester

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jester 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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