Mest Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GET STARTED

Mest Name Meaning

French (Breton): occupational name, from a variant of Maitre.

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


Similar surnames: Test, Best, Oest, Mess, Most, Mast, Meny, Rist, Wiest, Vest

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Mest Family Origin

Where is the Mest family from?

Mest Family Occupations

What did your Mest ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mest. A less common occupation for the Mest family was Mine Labor. The most common Mest occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Mest's were Farmers.

View Census data for Mest | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    24%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Cigar Maker

    8%
  • Mine Labor

    8%

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

Mest Historical Records

What Mest family records will you find?

Census Record

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

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Mest. 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.

View all Mest immigration records

Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Mest. For the veterans among your Mest ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Mest military records

You've only scratched the surface of Mest family history.

Mest Life Expectancy

What is the average Mest lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Mest life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Mest in 1952 was 57, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mest

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mest 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.

Famous Mest Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Look up another name