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Celeste Name Meaning

French (Céleste), Portuguese, and Spanish: from the female personal name Céleste, Celeste, meaning ‘celestial’, ‘heavenly’ (Latin caelestis).

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


Similar surnames: Celestin, Leite, Modeste, Delise, Cuesta, Cerise, Chelette, Seese

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Where is the Celeste family from?

You can see how Celeste families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Celeste family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Celeste families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Celeste families living in Louisiana. This was about 87% of all the recorded Celeste's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Celeste families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Celeste surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Celeste ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Celeste. 23% of Celeste men worked as a Laborer and 32% of Celeste women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Celeste were Salesman and Housewife.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Barber
    7%
  • Labor
    7%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    32%
  • New Worker
    22%
  • Teacher
    16%
  • Housewife
    11%
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What Celeste family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Celeste. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Celeste census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Celeste. 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 Cards

There are 519 military records available for the last name Celeste. For the veterans among your Celeste ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Celeste lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Celeste life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Celeste in 1946 was 36, and 72 in 2004.

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