Kesting Family History

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Kesting Name Meaning

Dutch and German: from Kersting, a derivative of the personal name Christianus (see Christian).

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


Similar surnames: Keating, Kersting, Kelting, Kenning, Oosting, Getting, Beiting

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Kesting Family Origin

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Kesting Family Occupations

What did your Kesting ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kesting occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Kesting's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kesting family was Carpenter. Farmer, Shoe Maker and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kesting.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Shoe Maker

    14%
  • Barber

    7%
  • Carpenter

    7%

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

Kesting Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kesting. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kesting census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Kesting

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Kesting. 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 Kesting. For the veterans among your Kesting ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kesting Life Expectancy

What is the average Kesting lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Kesting life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Kesting in 1958 was 56, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kesting

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kesting 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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John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
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Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
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