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Origins of the Vest surname

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About the Vests

We have a total number of 1780 records for people with the last name Vest.

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Where do most Vests live?

In 1921, most Vests lived in North East.

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Interesting facts about Vests

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 1,360 records for the Vest surname. The oldest one dates back to 1810.

Who were Vests most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Vest first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Vests

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Vests in 1921
Domestic Servant




General Servant Domestic


Housemaid Domestic




Common Male occupations for Vests in 1921
Farm Hands


Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers


Coal Miner


General Farmers




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