Vester Family History

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Vester Name Meaning

German: variant of Fest. Danish: topographic name for someone who lived to the west of a settlement or who had arrived from the west, from vest ‘west’ (see Wester). Slovenian (north central Slovenia): either from a reduced form of the personal name Silvester, or from the German surname Wester.

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

Similar surnames: Wester, Hester, Bester, Ester, Tester, Mester, Fester, Nester, Venter

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Vester Family Origin

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Vester Family Occupations

What did your Vester ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Vester occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 11% of Vester's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Blacksmith and Bridge Inspector N E R were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Vester. A less common occupation for the Vester family was Carrying On Smith Business.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Blacksmith

  • Bridge Inspector N E R

  • Carrying On Smith Business


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

Vester Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Vester. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vester 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 Vester. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Vester. For the veterans among your Vester ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vester Life Expectancy

What is the average Vester lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Vester life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1954. The average life expectancy for Vester in 1954 was 100, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Vester

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Vester 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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