Quast Family History

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Quast Name Meaning

habitational name from any of several places so named in northern Germany. metonymic occupational name for a barber or nickname for someone who wore a conspicuous tassel or feather, from Middle Low German, Middle High German quast(e) ‘tuft’, ‘tassel’, ‘brush’, also ‘fool’.

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

Similar surnames: Lust, Last, Ast, Rust, Hurst, Prast, Nast, Wurst, Quant, Gast

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Quast Family Origin

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Quast Family Occupations

What did your Quast ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Quast family was Weaver. The most common Quast occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Quast's were Farmers. Farmer, Farmer Son and Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Quast.

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  • Farmer

  • Farmer Son

  • Mason

  • Weaver


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Quast Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Quast. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Quast 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 Quast. 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 Quast. For the veterans among your Quast ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Quast Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Quast life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Quast in 1951 was 64, and 74 in 2004.

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