Ast Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German ast ‘knot (in wood)’, ‘branch’, hence a nickname for a tough or awkward individual or a metonymic occupational name for a lumberjack. North German: occupational name, from Middle Low German arste ‘physician’, a variant of Arzt. Southern French: from Occitan ast ‘pike or lance’, probably an occupational name for a maker of these weapons.

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


Similar surnames: Last, Gast, Abt, Nast, Mast, Bast, Ost, Asp, Ash, Axt

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Ast Family Origin

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Ast Family Occupations

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In 1939, Bespoks Tailor and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Ast. 13% of Ast men worked as a Bespoks Tailor and 25% of Ast women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ast were Depot Manager Coal Mercha and Dressman Rev

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Bespoks Tailor
    13%
  • Builders Labourer Disable
    13%
  • Coal Lewer Heavy Worker
    13%
  • Depot Manager Coal Mercha
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    25%
  • Court Dressmaker
    13%
  • Domestic Servant
    13%
  • Dressman Rev
    13%

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

Ast Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Ast. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ast 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

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Draft Card

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Ast. For the veterans among your Ast ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ast Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Ast life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Ast in 1959 was 50, and 80 in 2004.

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