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Rast Family History

Rast Name Meaning

Swiss German and German: habitational name from a place called Rast for example near Messkirch interpreted as ‘resting place stopping place’ (Middle High German reste) or 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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Where is the Rast family from?

You can see how Rast families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rast family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rast families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 10 Rast families living in Quebec. This was about 48% of all the recorded Rast's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Rast families in 1911.
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What did your Rast ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Rast. 100% of Rast men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Rast women worked as a Stenographer. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Rast. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rast census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rast. 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 Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Rast. For the veterans among your Rast ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rast lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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