Vest Name Meaning

German: variant of Fest. Probably an altered spelling of West.

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


Similar surnames: Veit, Cost, Oest, Best, Vess, Rest, West, Pust, Yost, Ast

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Vest Family Origin

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Vest Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    25%
  • Engine Fitter

    10%
  • Artesian Well Sinker

    5%
  • Brass Finisher

    5%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Vest family was Brass Finisher. Coal Miner, Engine Fitter and Artesian Well Sinker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Vest. The most common Vest occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 25% of Vest's were Coal Miners.

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Vest Historical Records

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Vest Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Vest life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Vest in 1941 was 55, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Vest

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