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