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Rester Family History

Rester Name Meaning
German (Bavaria): from a derivative of Middle High German reste ‘rest’, ‘resting place’, originally a nickname for someone who took a rest on a military expedition.

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

41,250 Historical Documents with Rester on Ancestry.com
3,953 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,136 Military Records
438 Immigration Records
12,882 Census and Voter Lists
22,841 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Rester Families

  • Number of Rester families
     15 - 28
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Rester families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Rester families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Rester census records

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Rester Family Origin

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Rester Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Rester

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Rester Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Rester census records

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Rester Civil War Service Records

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