Mestas Family History

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Mestas Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from Las Mestas in Cáceres province, or Castilianized form of Asturian-Leonese Les Mestes, name of a town and several villages in Asturies, all named with the plural of mesta ‘common (sheep) pasture’ (from Latin mixtas, past participle (plural) of miscere ‘to mix’, ‘to mingle’).

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

Similar surnames: Mostad, Matas, Menta, Masias, Mesa, Mesman, Meas, Smestad, Montes

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Mestas Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mestas name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mestas. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • England & Wales


  • Spain


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Portugal


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Mestas Family Origin

Where is the Mestas family from?

Mestas Family Occupations

What did your Mestas ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Mestas family was Farm Laborer. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mestas. The most common Mestas occupation in the USA was Laborer. 47% of Mestas's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Mestas Historical Records

What Mestas family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Mestas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mestas 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 373 immigration records available for the last name Mestas. 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 Mestas. For the veterans among your Mestas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mestas Life Expectancy

What is the average Mestas lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Mestas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Mestas in 1957 was 47, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mestas

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mestas 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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