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Charest Name Meaning

French: variant of Charette.

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


Similar surnames: Charvet, Charette, Charon, Chapel, Charlot, Chouest, Chaves, Charlet

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Where is the Charest family from?

You can see how Charest families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Charest family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Charest families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there were 14 Charest families living in Massachusetts. This was about 27% of all the recorded Charest's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Charest families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Charest surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Charest ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stitcher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Charest. 17% of Charest men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Charest women worked as a Stitcher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Charest were Weaver and Teacher.

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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
    17%
  • Carpenter
    11%
  • Machinist
    6%
  • Weaver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stitcher
    11%
  • Seamstress
    11%
  • Inspector
    9%
  • Teacher
    9%
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Charest. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Charest 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 Charest. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Charest. For the veterans among your Charest ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Charest lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Charest life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Charest in 1947 was 44, and 81 in 2004.

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