Nest Family History

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Nest Name Meaning

Welsh: from the medieval female personal name Nest, possibly a diminutive form of Agnes.

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

Similar surnames: Ness, Nesta, Nese, Kast, Oest, Neet, Best, Nist, Nett, Peet

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Nest Family Origin

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Nest Family Occupations

What did your Nest ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Nest occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labour. 6% of Nest's were Agricultural Labours. A less common occupation for the Nest family was Bookseller Stationer Emp 3 Men 1 Boy & 1 Female Assist. Agricultural Labour, Agricultural Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nest.

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  • Agricultural Labour

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Bookseller Stationer Emp 3 Men 1 Boy & 1 Female Assist


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

Nest Historical Records

What Nest family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Nest. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nest 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 Nest. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Nest. For the veterans among your Nest ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nest Life Expectancy

What is the average Nest lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Nest life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Nest in 1959 was 52, and 96 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nest

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nest 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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