Rast Family History

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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

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 CA named Rast. 37% of Rast men worked as a Farmer and 67% of Rast women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rast were Contractor and Retired

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    37%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Contracteur
    10%
  • Contractor
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    67%
  • Dressmaker
    17%
  • Retired
    17%

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

Rast Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Rast Life Expectancy

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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