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Pester Name Meaning

English (Devon), Dutch, and German: occupational name for a baker, from Anglo-Norman French pestour, pistour, Middle Dutch pester, pister ‘baker’ (Old French pestor, pesteur, German Pistor, from Latin pistor). Jewish (Ashkenazic): unexplained. Possibly a habitational name from someone from Pest, the eastern half of the city of Budapest, Hungary.

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


Similar surnames: Paster, Tester, Poster, Petter, Nester, Bester, Lester, Peter, Wester

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Pester Family Origin

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Pester Family Occupations

What did your Pester ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pester. A less common occupation for the Pester family was Laborer. The most common Pester occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Pester's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Keeping House

    14%
  • Farm Laborer

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%

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

Pester Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Pester. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pester 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Pester. 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 Pester. For the veterans among your Pester ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pester Life Expectancy

What is the average Pester lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Pester life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Pester in 1947 was 40, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pester

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pester 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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