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Genest Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone who lived by a patch of broom, Old French genest(e) (from Late Latin (planta) genesta). German: cognate of 1, from Latin.

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


Similar surnames: Gent, Geist, Gest, West, Hengst, Gonet, Gentes, Great, Gerst, Gelnett

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Genest Family Origin

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Genest Family Occupations

What did your Genest ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Cultivateur

    24%
  • Journalier

    7%
  • School

    6%
  • Cult

    6%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Genest family was Cult. Cultivateur, Journalier and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Genest. The most common Genest occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 24% of Genest's were Cultivateurs.

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Genest Historical Records

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Genest Life Expectancy

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