Mestayer Family History

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Mestayer Name Meaning

French: from a medieval form of Métayer (see Metayer).

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


Similar surnames: Metayer, Master, Metoyer, Metteer, Mester, Fester, Mettler, Bester

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Mestayer Family Origin

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Mestayer Family Occupations

What did your Mestayer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Mestayer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Mestayer's were Farmers. Farmer, Actor and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mestayer. A less common occupation for the Mestayer family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Actor

    13%
  • Barber

    13%
  • Carpenter

    13%

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

Mestayer Historical Records

What Mestayer family records will you find?

Census Record

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

Passenger List

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

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Mestayer Life Expectancy

What is the average Mestayer lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Mestayer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Mestayer in 1962 was 72, and 83 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mestayer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mestayer 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 Mestayer Family

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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
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