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Nesta Surname Meaning

Italian: from a shortened form of the medieval female personal name Onesta from onesto ‘man of dignity and integrity’. This surname is also found in Mexico.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Nasta, Nest, Resta, Pesta, Festa, Neske, Netto, Cesta, Cetta, Sesto

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Where is the Nesta family from?

You can see how Nesta families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nesta family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Nesta families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 7 Nesta families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Nesta's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Nesta families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nesta surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nesta ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nesta. 35% of Nesta men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Nesta women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nesta were Truck Driver and Trimmer. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
  • Clerk
  • Home
  • Trimmer
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Nesta. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nesta census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 339 immigration records available for the last name Nesta. 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 Cards

There are 397 military records available for the last name Nesta. For the veterans among your Nesta ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nesta lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Nesta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Nesta in 1959 was 57, and 79 in 2004.

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