Pester Family History
Pester Name Meaning
English Dutch and German: occupational name for a baker from Anglo-Norman French pestur(e) pesto(u)r pistour Middle Dutch pester pister ‘baker’ (Old French pestor pesteur German Pistor from Latin pistor). Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from Pest the eastern half of the city of Budapest Hungary. Jewish (from Austrian Galicia): from German Pest ‘pest’ one of derogatory surnames assigned by Austrian clerks.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press