Vest Family History

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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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Vest name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Vest Family Origin

Where is the Vest family from?

Vest Family Occupations

What did your Vest ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Vest. 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.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Vest Historical Records

What Vest family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Vest. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vest 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Vest. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Vest. For the veterans among your Vest ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vest Life Expectancy

What is the average Vest lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Vest

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Vest 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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