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Gest Family History

Gest Name Meaning
topographic name for someone who lived in one of the areas of geest (sandy soil) in northwestern Germany.habitational name from any of several places so named in the Lower Rhine region.

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

56,766 Historical Documents with Gest on Ancestry.com
10,256 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
23,234 Military Records
1,168 Immigration Records
7,622 Census and Voter Lists
14,486 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Gest Families

  • Number of Gest families
     19 - 35
     7 - 18
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gest families
     13 - 23
     5 - 12
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Gest last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Gest census records

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Gest Family Origin

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Gest Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Gest

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Gest Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Gest census records

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Gest Civil War Service Records

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