Nester Family History

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Nester Name Meaning

German: presumably a topographic name from Middle High German nest ‘nest’, ‘hideout’, ‘home’, or possibly a nickname for a surly person, from a derivative of Middle High German nast ‘knot’ (see Nast). German: habitational name for someone from Nest, a place near Köslin in eastern Germany. Possibly an altered spelling of Nestor.

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


Similar surnames: Nesser, Netter, Pester, Bester, Rester, Reuter, Tester, Wester, Ester

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Nester Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Nester name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Nester. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    49%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    12%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    7%

  • Italy

    3%

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Nester Family Origin

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Nester Family Occupations

What did your Nester ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Dressmaker, Lock Tender and Painter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nester. A less common occupation for the Nester family was Servant. The most common Nester occupation in Canada was Dressmaker. 25% of Nester's were Dressmakers.

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  • Dressmaker

    25%
  • Lock Tender

    25%
  • Painter

    25%
  • Servant

    25%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Nester ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Nester Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Nester. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nester 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 Nester. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Nester. For the veterans among your Nester ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nester Life Expectancy

What is the average Nester lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Nester life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Nester in 1942 was 35, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nester

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nester 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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