Fest Family History

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Fest Name Meaning

German: nickname for a strong, steadfast person, from Middle High German veste ‘strong’, ‘firm’.

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


Similar surnames: Feist, Fast, Feit, West, Fett, Oest, Faust, Lust, Geist, Best

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Fest Family Origin

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Fest Family Occupations

What did your Fest ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Clerk In Store and Jeweler were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fest. A less common occupation for the Fest family was Keeping House. The most common Fest occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Fest's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Clerk In Store

    7%
  • Jeweler

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%

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

Fest Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Fest. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fest 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Fest. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Fest. For the veterans among your Fest ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fest Life Expectancy

What is the average Fest lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Fest life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Fest in 1963 was 76, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fest

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fest 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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Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
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