Guest Family History

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Guest Name Meaning

English: nickname for a stranger or newcomer to a community, from Middle English g(h)est ‘guest’, ‘visitor’ (from Old Norse gestr, absorbing the cognate Old English giest).

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

Similar surnames: Gast, Gust, Gent, Guess, Hurst, Wuest, West, Test, Oest, Gush

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Guest Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Guest name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Guest. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Guest Family Origin

Where is the Guest family from?

Guest Family Occupations

What did your Guest ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Guest family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Guest. The most common Guest occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Guest's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Guest Historical Records

What Guest family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 167,000 census records available for the last name Guest. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Guest 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Guest. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Guest. For the veterans among your Guest ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Guest Life Expectancy

What is the average Guest lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Guest life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Guest in 1942 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Guest 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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