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Jester Family History

Jester Name Meaning
English: occupational name for a jester, Middle English gester.German: from the Germanic personal name Gastharo, composed of the elements gast ‘warrior’ + heri ‘army’.

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

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40,110 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
6,865 Military Records
1,259 Immigration Records
28,496 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Jester Families

  • Number of Jester families
     47 - 92
     16 - 46
     1 - 15
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Jester families
     20 - 38
     7 - 19
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Jester families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Jester Family Origin

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Jester Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Jester

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Jester Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Jester census records

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Jester Civil War Service Records

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