Hester Family History

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Hester Name Meaning

North German: topographic name for someone who lived by a conspicuous beech tree, Middle Low German hester. Irish (mainly County Mayo): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hOistir ‘descendant of Oistir’.

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


Similar surnames: Vester, Ester, Wester, Nester, Bester, Tester, Hoster, Huster, Pester

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Hester Family Origin

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Hester Family Occupations

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  • Laborour

    19%
  • Labourer

    13%
  • Servant

    13%
  • Attendant

    6%

In 1881, Laborour, Labourer and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hester. The most common Hester occupation in Canada was Laborour. 19% of Hester's were Laborours. A less common occupation for the Hester family was Attendant.

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Hester Historical Records

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Hester Life Expectancy

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