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Hester Family History

Hester Name Meaning
North German: topographic name for someone who lived by a conspicuous beech tree, Middle Low German hester.Irish (mainly County Mayo): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hOistir ‘descendant of Oistir’.

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

1,049,399 Historical Documents with Hester on Ancestry.com
215,585 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
28,116 Military Records
6,044 Immigration Records
132,619 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Hester Families

  • Number of Hester families
     170 - 338
     57 - 169
     1 - 56
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hester families
     170 - 338
     57 - 169
     1 - 56
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hester families
     19 - 35
     7 - 18
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Hester census records

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Hester Family Origin

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Hester Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Hester

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Hester Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Hester census records

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Hester Civil War Service Records

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