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Mestas Surname Meaning

Asturian-Leonese: habitational name from a Castilianized form of Les Mestes the name of a town and several villages in Asturias (Spain) all named with the plural of mesta ‘common (sheep) pasture’ (from Latin mixtas plural past participle of miscere ‘to mix to mingle’). Spanish: habitational name from Las Mestas in Cáceres province of the same etymology as in 1 above.

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


Similar surnames: Mostad, Matas, Menta, Masias, Mesa, Mesman, Meas, Smestad, Montes

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Where is the Mestas family from?

You can see how Mestas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mestas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Mestas families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 Mestas family living in Sussex. This was 100% of all the recorded Mestas's in United Kingdom. Sussex had the highest population of Mestas families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mestas surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mestas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mestas. 49% of Mestas men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Mestas women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mestas were Sheep Herder and Housework. .

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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

  • Laborer
    49%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%
  • Sheep Herder
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    28%
  • Seamstress
    19%
  • School Teacher
    19%
  • Housework
    19%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 373 immigration records available for the last name Mestas. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Mestas. For the veterans among your Mestas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mestas lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Mestas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Mestas in 1957 was 47, and 69 in 2004.

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