Rester Family History

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Rester Name Meaning

German (Bavaria): from a derivative of Middle High German reste ‘rest’, ‘resting place’, originally a nickname for someone who took a rest on a military expedition.

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

Similar surnames: Nester, Reuter, Brester, Tester, Bester, Trester, Ester, Reiter

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Rester Family Origin

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Rester Family Occupations

What did your Rester ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rester family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rester. The most common Rester occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Rester's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Clerk

  • Farming


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Rester Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Rester. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rester 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 505 immigration records available for the last name Rester. 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 Rester. For the veterans among your Rester ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rester Life Expectancy

What is the average Rester lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Rester life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Rester in 1948 was 43, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rester 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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