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Trester Family History

Trester Surname Meaning

German: from Middle High German trester ‘sediment from the pressing or fermentation of grapes and from beer brewing’ (from trestern ‘to press grapes’) presumably a nickname for a worthless person.

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


Similar surnames: Brester, Rester, Tretter, Nester, Trenner, Tester, Reuter, Resser

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Where is the Trester family from?

You can see how Trester families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Trester family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Trester families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 3 Trester families living in New Brunswick. This was about 60% of all the recorded Trester's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Trester families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Trester surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Trester ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Trester. 20% of Trester men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Trester women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Trester were Salesman and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Waitress
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Trester. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Trester 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 401 immigration records available for the last name Trester. 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 788 military records available for the last name Trester. For the veterans among your Trester ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Trester lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Trester life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Trester in 1951 was 58, and 66 in 2004.

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