Beste Family History

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Beste Name Meaning

English and French: variant spelling of Best. German: topographic name for someone who lived by the Beste river, a tributary of the Trave, or a habitational name from any of various villages called Besten, said by Bahlow to be named with a Middle Low German word for poor soil.

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

Similar surnames: Best, Bester, Besse, Berge, Beese, Nester, West, Belt, Bente, Busse

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Beste Family Origin

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Beste Family Occupations

What did your Beste ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Beste family was Baker. The most common Beste occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Beste's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Retail Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Beste.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Retail Grocer

  • Baker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Beste ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Beste Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Beste. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beste census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 807 immigration records available for the last name Beste. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Beste. For the veterans among your Beste ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Beste Life Expectancy

What is the average Beste lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Beste life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Beste in 1953 was 21, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Beste

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Beste ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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