Fast Name Meaning

North German: nickname for a reliable steadfast person, or from a short form of any of the various personal names beginning with the element fast ‘steadfast’, ‘firm’, for example Fastert.

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


Similar surnames: Kast, Bast, Gast, Fest, Faso, Faust, Fash, Mast, Fust, Ast

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Fast Family Origin

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Fast Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Bartender

    17%
  • Farmer'S Son

    17%
  • Going To School

    17%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Fast family was Going To School. Farmer, Bartender and Farmer'S Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fast. The most common Fast occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Fast's were Farmers.

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Fast Historical Records

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Fast Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Fast life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Fast in 1942 was 31, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fast

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