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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 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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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Bartender

    17%
  • Farmer'S Son

    17%
  • Going To School

    17%

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

Fast Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 642 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 1,000 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fast

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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