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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

What did your Fast ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Fast. 48% of Fast men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Fast women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fast were Engineer and Farmers Daughter

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Farmers Son
  • Laborer
  • Engineer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Farmer
  • Farmers Daughter

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

Fast Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Fast. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fast 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Fast. 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 30,000 military records available for the last name Fast. For the veterans among your Fast ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fast Life Expectancy

What is the average Fast lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fast 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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