Rester Family History

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Rester Name Meaning

German (Bavaria): from a derivative of Middle High German reste ‘rest’, ‘resting place’, originally a nickname for someone who took a rest on a military expedition.

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

Similar surnames: Nester, Reuter, Brester, Tester, Bester, Trester, Ester, Reiter

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Rester Family Origin

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Rester Family Occupations

What did your Rester ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rester. 29% of Rester men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Rester women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rester were Clerk and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer

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

Rester Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Rester. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rester 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 505 immigration records available for the last name Rester. 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 Rester. For the veterans among your Rester ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rester Life Expectancy

What is the average Rester lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Rester life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Rester in 1948 was 43, and 74 in 2004.

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