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Ballester Name Meaning

Catalan: occupational name for a maker of crossbows or a soldier armed with a crossbow, from Catalan ballester ‘crossbowman’ or ‘crossbow maker’, an agent derivative of ballesta ‘crossbow’ (Latin ballista ‘(military) catapult’). English and German: occupational name, cognate with 1, from an agent derivative of Middle English, Old French baleste ‘crossbow’.

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

Similar surnames: Pallister, Balestra, Ballesteros, Bester, Billeter, Balster

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Ballester Family Origin

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Ballester Family Occupations

What did your Ballester ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ballester occupation in the USA was Ragman. 100% of Ballester's were Ragmans.

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Ballester Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ballester. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ballester 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ballester. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 265 military records available for the last name Ballester. For the veterans among your Ballester ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ballester Life Expectancy

What is the average Ballester lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Ballester life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Ballester in 1953 was 43, and 85 in 2004.

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