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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

What did your Bester ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, 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. Cordwinder, Mason and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bester.

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  • Cordwinder

    43%
  • Mason

    29%
  • Farm Laborer

    14%
  • Farmer

    14%

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

Bester Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bester. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bester 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Bester. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bester. For the veterans among your Bester ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bester Life Expectancy

What is the average Bester lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Bester life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Bester in 1954 was 32, and 67 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bester 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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