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Bester Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who looked after animals, Middle English bester, from beste ‘beast’ (see Best). German: habitational name for someone from a place called Beste. Slovenian (Gorenjska; also Bešter): probably a derivative of Vester 3, a reduced form of the personal name Silvester. Replacement of initial V- with B- is quite common in Slovenian surnames.

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


Similar surnames: Beste, Belter, Vester, Pester, Jester, Tester, Nester, Best, Brester

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Bester Family Origin

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Bester Family Occupations

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  • Cordwinder

    43%
  • Mason

    29%
  • Farm Laborer

    14%
  • Farmer

    14%

In 1881, Cordwinder, Mason and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bester. The most common Bester occupation in Canada was Cordwinder. 43% of Bester's were Cordwinders. A less common occupation for the Bester family was Farmer.

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Bester Historical Records

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Bester Life Expectancy

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Famous Bester Family

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Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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