Kerst Family History

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Kerst Name Meaning

from a short form of Kersten. southern variant of Gerst. variant of Christian.

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


Similar surnames: Kirst, Korst, Ferst, Werst, Herdt, Berst, Kees, Gerlt, Herst, Kost

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Kerst Family Origin

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Kerst Family Occupations

What did your Kerst ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kerst family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Boatman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kerst. The most common Kerst occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Kerst's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Boatman

    6%
  • Keeping House

    4%

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

Kerst Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Kerst Life Expectancy

What is the average Kerst lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Kerst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Kerst in 1958 was 54, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kerst

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kerst 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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