Bestor Family History

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Bestor Name Meaning

Variant spelling of English Bester, possibly also of the German name.

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

Similar surnames: Bester, Astor, Best, Nestor, Nester, Pester, Mentor, Jester, Mester

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Bestor Family Origin

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Bestor Family Occupations

What did your Bestor ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bestor occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Bestor's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bestor family was Real Estate Agt.. Farmer, Laborer and Civil Engineer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bestor.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Civil Engineer

  • Real Estate Agt.


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

Bestor Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Bestor Life Expectancy

What is the average Bestor lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Bestor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Bestor in 1941 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bestor

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bestor 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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