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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 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Bester. 36% of Bester men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Bester women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bester were Laborer and Student

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Carpenter
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Income
  • Operator
  • Stenographer
  • Student

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Bester Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 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 1,000 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 3,000 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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