East Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived in the eastern part of a town or settlement, or outside it to the east, or a regional name for someone who had migrated from the east of a place. As an American family name, this surname has absorbed various other European names with similar meaning.

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


Similar surnames: Gast, Nast, Mast, Last, Rast, West, Geist, Gass, Hast, Pust

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East Family Origin

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East Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Cultivateur

    6%
  • Student

    6%
  • Farmer'S Son

    4%

In 1881, Farmer, Cultivateur and Student were the top 3 reported jobs worked by East. A less common occupation for the East family was Farmer'S Son. The most common East occupation in Canada was Farmer. 20% of East's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for East | Data not to scale

East Historical Records

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East Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, East life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for East in 1943 was 49, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for East

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