Kestner Family History

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Kestner Name Meaning

German: variant of Kastner.

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


Similar surnames: Kesner, Kessner, Kestler, Kentner, Koestner, Kaestner, Kettner

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Kestner Family Origin

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Kestner Family Occupations

What did your Kestner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kestner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 14% of Kestner's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kestner. A less common occupation for the Kestner family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    14%
  • Butcher

    13%
  • Carpenter

    6%

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

Kestner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kestner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kestner 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 Kestner

Passenger List

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

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Kestner Life Expectancy

What is the average Kestner lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kestner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Kestner in 1944 was 32, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kestner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kestner 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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