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Vester Family History

Vester Name Meaning

German: variant of Fest . Danish: topographic name for someone who lived to the west of a settlement or who had arrived from the west from vest ‘west’ (see Wester ). Slovenian: either from a shortened form of the personal name Silvester or a Slovenized form of German Wester .

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


Similar surnames: Wester, Hester, Bester, Ester, Tester, Mester, Fester, Nester, Venter

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Where is the Vester family from?

You can see how Vester families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vester family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Vester families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 19 Vester families living in Ontario. This was about 79% of all the recorded Vester's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Vester families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vester surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vester ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Vester. 55% of Vester men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    55%
  • Labourer
    28%
  • Laborer
    19%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Vester. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vester 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Vester. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Vester. For the veterans among your Vester ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vester lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Vester life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1954. The average life expectancy for Vester in 1954 was 100, and 78 in 2004.

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