Hesterman Family History

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Hesterman Name Meaning

North German (Hestermann): topographic name for someone who lived by a conspicuous beech tree, Middle Low German hester + man ‘man’.

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

Similar surnames: Westermann, Westerman, Chesterman, Holterman, Vesperman, Ketterman

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Hesterman Family Origin

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Hesterman Family Occupations

What did your Hesterman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hesterman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Hesterman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hesterman family was Keeping House. Farmer, Carpenter and Gardener were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hesterman.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Gardener

  • Keeping House


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

Hesterman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Hesterman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hesterman 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 295 immigration records available for the last name Hesterman. 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 211 military records available for the last name Hesterman. For the veterans among your Hesterman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hesterman Life Expectancy

What is the average Hesterman lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Hesterman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Hesterman in 1949 was 52, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hesterman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hesterman 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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