Vest Name Meaning

German: variant of Fest. Probably an altered spelling of West.

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


Similar surnames: Veit, Cost, Oest, Best, Vess, Rest, West, Pust, Yost, Ast

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Vest Family Origin

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Vest Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Vest occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Vest's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Vest family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Vest.

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Farming

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%

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Vest Historical Records

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Vest Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Vest life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Vest in 1941 was 55, and 71 in 2004.

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United States

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