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Bestgen Name Meaning

German: from a reduced form of the personal name Sebastian + the suffix -gen, the Rhineland and Central German diminutive and suffix of endearment, parallel to Low German -jen, -ken and standard German -chen.

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


Similar surnames: Westen, Bester, Jessen, Bastien, Beste, Bolten, Nester, Bernsen

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Bestgen Family Origin

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Bestgen Family Occupations

What did your Bestgen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bestgen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 75% of Bestgen's were Farmers. Farmer and Store Masen were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Bestgen.

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  • Farmer

    75%
  • Store Masen

    25%

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

Bestgen Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Bestgen Life Expectancy

What is the average Bestgen lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Bestgen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Bestgen in 1953 was 55, and 97 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bestgen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bestgen 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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