Mester Family History

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Mester Name Meaning

North German form of Meister or Dutch variant of Meester. Hungarian: occupational name for a teacher, or master craftsman, from the vocabulary word mester ‘master’, ‘craftsman’, or alternatively a status name for a learned person. Compare Meister.

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

Similar surnames: Master, Meister, Meester, Vester, Bester, Tester, Pester, Muster

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Mester Family Origin

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Mester Family Occupations

What did your Mester ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Finisher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Mester. 15% of Mester men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Mester women worked as a Finisher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mester were Crinter and Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Blacksmith
  • Canner
  • Crinter

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Finisher
  • Housewife
  • Office Boy
  • Servant

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Mester Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Mester. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mester 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mester. 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 Mester. For the veterans among your Mester ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mester Life Expectancy

What is the average Mester lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Mester life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Mester in 1942 was 45, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mester

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mester 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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