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What does "est" mean in front of a name on census?

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What does "est" mean in front of a name on census?

Posted: 1558396863000
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1820 South Carolina census say "Est John W Pawley".
It says it on quite a few names. I assume it means establishment or estate. "Estimate" seems weird for it being before a name and not a number.
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