Nestor Family History

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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

What did your Nestor ancestors do for a living?

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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  • Blacksmith

  • Charwoman

  • Coachman

  • Foreman Alkali Sulpc Acid Manuf


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

Nestor Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Nestor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nestor 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Nestor. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Nestor. For the veterans among your Nestor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nestor Life Expectancy

What is the average Nestor lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Nestor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Nestor in 1945 was 25, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nestor

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nestor 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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