Astor Family History

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Astor Name Meaning

Southern French and German: from Occitan astor ‘goshawk’ (from Latin acceptor, variant of accipiter ‘hawk’), used as a nickname characterizing a predacious or otherwise hawklike man. The name was taken to southwestern Germany by 17th-century Waldensian refugees from their Alpine valleys above Italian Piedmont. English: variant spelling of Aster.

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

Similar surnames: Pastor, Aster, Sartor, Ast, Cantor, Aylor, Sutor, Paster, Auton

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Astor Family Origin

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Astor Family Occupations

What did your Astor ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Astor. 30% of Astor men worked as a Salesman and 18% of Astor women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Astor were Waiter and Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Waiter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Maid
  • Clerk
  • Laborer

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

Astor Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Astor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Astor 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Astor. 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 Astor. For the veterans among your Astor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Astor Life Expectancy

What is the average Astor lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Astor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Astor in 1952 was 26, and 67 in 2004.

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