Rast Name Meaning

Swiss and German: habitational name from a place named Rast, for example near Messkirch, interpreted by Brechenmacher as meaning ‘resting place’, ‘stopping place’ (Middle High German reste), but by Bahlow as a term denoting water or marsh. In some cases the surname may be topographic in origin.

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


Similar surnames: Rust, Mast, Last, Ras, Gast, Rase, Nast, Hast, Prast, Rasp

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Rast Family Origin

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Rast Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%

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In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rast. A less common occupation for the Rast family was Laborer. The most common Rast occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Rast's were Farmers.

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Rast Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1957 and 2004, Rast life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Rast in 1957 was 62, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rast

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