Gest Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived in one of the areas of geest (sandy soil) in northwestern Germany. habitational name from any of several places so named in the Lower Rhine region.

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


Similar surnames: Geist, Oest, Gast, West, Gent, Lust, Best, Heit, Heist, Sesto

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Gest Family Origin

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Gest Family Occupations

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  • Farmer Son

    75%
  • Farmer

    25%

In 1881, Farmer Son and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gest. The most common Gest occupation in Canada was Farmer Son. 75% of Gest's were Farmer Sons.

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Gest Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Gest life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Gest in 1945 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gest

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