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Nestor Name Meaning

Irish (Munster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Adhastair, formerly Mac Girr an Adhastair, a patronymic from a byname meaning ‘short man of the halter’. Humanistic Dutch and German name from a classical Greek personal name, borne by a king of Pylos who was one of the Greek leaders in the Trojan war, noted for his age and wisdom. In Homer’s Odyssey, the aged Nestor gives wise advice to Odysseus’ son Telemachos. According to Debrabandere, in Dutch this was a nickname sometimes given to the oldest person in a group.

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


Similar surnames: Hector, Nester, Pastor, Nesta, Bester, Mester, Vester, Textor, Nesson

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Nestor Family Origin

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Nestor Family Occupations

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  • Blacksmith

    13%
  • Charwoman

    13%
  • Coachman

    13%
  • Foreman Alkali Sulpc Acid Manuf

    13%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Nestor family was Foreman Alkali Sulpc Acid Manuf. The most common Nestor occupation in the UK was Blacksmith. 13% of Nestor's were Blacksmiths. Blacksmith, Charwoman and Coachman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nestor.

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Nestor Historical Records

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Nestor Life Expectancy

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