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Pastor Name Meaning

English, Portuguese, Galician, Spanish, Catalan, and French: occupational name for a shepherd, Anglo-Norman French pastre (oblique case pastour), Portuguese, Galician, Spanish, Catalan, pastor ‘shepherd’, from Latin pastor, an agent derivative of pascere ‘to graze’. The religious sense of a spiritual leader was rare in the Middle Ages, and insofar as it occurs at all it seems always to be a conscious metaphor; it is unlikely, therefore, that this sense lies behind any examples of the surname. German and Dutch: humanistic name, a Latinized form of various vernacular names meaning ‘shepherd’, for example Hirt or Schäfer (see Schafer). Americanized spelling of Hungarian Pásztor, an occupational name from pásztor ‘shepherd’.

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


Similar surnames: Paster, Astor, Plaster, Pester, Panter, Rasor, Prator, Kastor, Kantor

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Pastor Family Origin

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Pastor Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    32%
  • Farmer

    9%
  • Tailor

    9%
  • Fish Dealer

    5%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pastor family was Fish Dealer. Laborer, Farmer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pastor. The most common Pastor occupation in the USA was Laborer. 32% of Pastor's were Laborers.

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Pastor Life Expectancy

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