Pester Family History

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Pester Name Meaning

English (Devon), Dutch, and German: occupational name for a baker, from Anglo-Norman French pestour, pistour, Middle Dutch pester, pister ‘baker’ (Old French pestor, pesteur, German Pistor, from Latin pistor). Jewish (Ashkenazic): unexplained. Possibly a habitational name from someone from Pest, the eastern half of the city of Budapest, Hungary.

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

Similar surnames: Paster, Tester, Poster, Petter, Nester, Bester, Lester, Peter, Wester

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Pester Family Origin

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Pester Family Occupations

What did your Pester ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pester. 25% of Pester men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Pester women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pester were Blacksmith and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Blacksmith

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Bookkeeper
  • Waitress
  • Teacher

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

Pester Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Pester. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pester 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pester. 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 Pester. For the veterans among your Pester ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pester Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Pester life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Pester in 1947 was 40, and 79 in 2004.

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