Vestal Family History

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Vestal Name Meaning

English, of French (Huguenot) origin: altered form of French Vassal, status name for a medieval retainer (see Vassell).

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


Similar surnames: Vital, Best, Veal, Nesta, Ventre, Deshaw, Resta, Kestel, Vester

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Vestal Family Origin

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Vestal Family Occupations

What did your Vestal ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Vestal. 34% of Vestal men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Vestal women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vestal were Salesman and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Teacher
    8%

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

Vestal Historical Records

What Vestal family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Vestal. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vestal 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 921 immigration records available for the last name Vestal. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Vestal. For the veterans among your Vestal ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vestal Life Expectancy

What is the average Vestal lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Vestal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Vestal in 1942 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Vestal

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Vestal 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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