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Find more Mest relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 478 more people named Mest in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 258 people named Mest in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 185% more people named Mest in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 736 people named Mest were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 262 were children
  • Although 49% were female, the most common name for males was George
  • 5% were disabled
  • For 362 females, Helen was the most common name

Learn where they came from and where they went.

As Mest families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • They most commonly lived in Pennsylvania
  • 7% were first-generation Americans
  • The most common mother tongue was Bohemian
  • 3% were born in foreign countries