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Mestas Family History

Mestas Name Meaning
Spanish: habitational name from Las Mestas in Cáceres province, or Castilianized form of Asturian-Leonese Les Mestes, name of a town and several villages in Asturies, all named with the plural of mesta ‘common (sheep) pasture’ (from Latin mixtas, past participle (plural) of miscere ‘to mix’, ‘to mingle’).

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

51,848 Historical Documents with Mestas on Ancestry.com
7,373 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
995 Military Records
285 Immigration Records
7,606 Census and Voter Lists
35,589 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Mestas Families

  • Number of Mestas families
     34 - 66
     12 - 33
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Mestas families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Mestas last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Mestas census records

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Mestas Family Origin

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Mestas Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Mestas

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Mestas Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Mestas census records

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Mestas Civil War Service Records

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