Kesten Family History

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Kesten Name Meaning

from the personal name Kesten, a short form of Christian. habitational name from a place near Wittlich on the Mosel river. shortened form of Kestenbaum.

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

Similar surnames: Kosten, Kessen, Kestel, Kasten, Kersten, Gersten, Fester, Nester

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Kesten Family Origin

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Kesten Family Occupations

What did your Kesten ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, cen. Shop, Cooper and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kesten. A less common occupation for the Kesten family was Keeping House. The most common Kesten occupation in the USA was Cen. Shop. 13% of Kesten's were Cen. Shops.

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  • Cen. Shop

  • Cooper

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House


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

Kesten Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kesten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kesten 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 909 immigration records available for the last name Kesten. 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 471 military records available for the last name Kesten. For the veterans among your Kesten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kesten Life Expectancy

What is the average Kesten lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Kesten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kesten in 1956 was 57, and 95 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kesten

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kesten 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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