Mest Name Meaning

French (Breton): occupational name, from a variant of Maitre.

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


Similar surnames: Test, Best, Oest, Mess, Most, Mast, Meny, Rist, Wiest, Vest

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Mest Family Origin

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Mest Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Cigar Maker

    8%
  • Mine Labor

    8%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Mest family was Mine Labor. The most common Mest occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Mest's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mest.

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Mest Historical Records

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Mest Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, Mest life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Mest in 1952 was 57, and 87 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mest

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