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Kester Family History

Kester Name Meaning
Perhaps Dutch: see Keister.

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

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43,759 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,890 Military Records
1,927 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Kester Families

  • Number of Kester families
     84 - 166
     29 - 83
     1 - 28
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Kester families
     40 - 78
     14 - 39
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Kester last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Kester census records

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Kester Family Origin

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Kester Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Kester

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Kester Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Kester census records

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Kester Civil War Service Records

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