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Baust Name Meaning

in southern Germany, a variant of Bausch, with the addition of an inorganic -t, but more often from a reduced form of the personal name Sebastian. in eastern Germany, a variant of Paust, which is possibly a topographic name from Sorbian pust (Polish pusty) ‘bleak’, ‘desolate’, ‘uncultivated’, or a nickname from Middle Low German pusten ‘to blow’, ‘to breathe with difficulty’.

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


Similar surnames: Bast, Brust, Pust, Faust, Bost, Basa, Baum, Bault, Gast, Best

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Where is the Baust family from?

You can see how Baust families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Baust family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Baust families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Baust families living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Baust's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Baust families in 1911.
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What did your Baust ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Carpenter and Telephone Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Baust. 23% of Baust men worked as a Carpenter and 43% of Baust women worked as a Telephone Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Baust were Farmer and Stenographer.

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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

  • Carpenter
    23%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Butcher
    14%
  • Farmer
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Telephone Operator
    43%
  • Secretary
    29%
  • Stenographer
    29%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Baust. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Baust census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 406 immigration records available for the last name Baust. 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 Cards

There are 854 military records available for the last name Baust. For the veterans among your Baust ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Baust lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Baust life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Baust in 1958 was 57, and 90 in 2004.

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