Chastain Family History

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Chastain Name Meaning

French: from Old French castan(h) ‘chestnut tree’ (Latin castanea), hence a topographic name for someone living near a particular chestnut tree or group of them, or possibly a nickname for someone with chestnut-colored hair.

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

Similar surnames: Cassin, Castagna, Castagno, Chapin, Chain, Captain, Mastin, Chaffin

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Chastain Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Chastain name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Chastain. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Chastain Family Origin

Where is the Chastain family from?

Chastain Family Occupations

What did your Chastain ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chastain. A less common occupation for the Chastain family was Farming. The most common Chastain occupation in the USA was Farmer. 66% of Chastain's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Chastain ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Chastain Historical Records

What Chastain family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Chastain. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chastaincensus 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Chastain. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Chastain. For the veterans among your Chastain ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chastain Life Expectancy

What is the average Chastain lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Chastain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Chastain in 1941 was 33, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chastain

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chastain ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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