Balster Family History

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Balster Name Meaning

English: reduced form of Ballester. North German: from a reduced form of the personal name Baltazar. German: variant of Ballester. German: in some cases, possibly a habitational name from a place so named in Brandenburg.

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

Similar surnames: Balter, Balser, Belter, Bester, Balmer, Elster, Easter, Malter

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Balster Family Origin

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Balster Family Occupations

What did your Balster ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Balster. 27% of Balster men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Balster women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Balster were Mechanic and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Mechanic

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Maid

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

Balster Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Balster. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Balster 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 785 immigration records available for the last name Balster. 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 860 military records available for the last name Balster. For the veterans among your Balster ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Balster Life Expectancy

What is the average Balster lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Balster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Balster in 1955 was 54, and 77 in 2004.

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