Hiester Family History

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Hiester Name Meaning

German (Rhineland): probably a habitational name from a place so named near Celle.

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


Similar surnames: Nester, Kiesler, Bester, Holster, Heeter, Fieser, Piester, Hester

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Hiester Family Origin

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Hiester Family Occupations

What did your Hiester ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hiester occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Hiester's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hiester family was Brickmason. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hiester.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Brickmason

    3%

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

Hiester Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Hiester Life Expectancy

What is the average Hiester lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Hiester life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hiester in 1955 was 52, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hiester

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hiester 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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