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Last Name Meaning

English (East Anglia): metonymic occupational name for a cobbler, or perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a maker of cobblers’ lasts (see Laster). German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a porter, from Middle High German last; German Last or Yiddish last ‘burden’, ‘load’. Dutch: metonymic occupational name as in 2, from Middle Dutch last ‘load’, ‘burden’; or a nickname for an awkward character, from Dutch last ‘trouble’, ‘nuisance’. French: habitational name from a place so named in Puy-de-Dôme.

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

Similar surnames: Ast, Mast, List, Lust, Gast, Bast, Hast, Nast, Rast, Latt

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Last Family Origin

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Last Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Last. 35% of Last men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Last women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Last were Farmers Son and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Cultivateur
  • Labourer
  • Farmers Son

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Clerk
  • Housewife

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

Last Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 68,000 census records available for the last name Last. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Last 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Last. 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 115,000 military records available for the last name Last. For the veterans among your Last ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Last Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Last life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Last in 1955 was 54, and 81 in 2004.

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