Balster Family History

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Balster Name Meaning

English: reduced form of Ballester. North German: from a reduced form of the personal name Baltazar. German: variant of Ballester. German: in some cases, possibly a habitational name from a place so named in Brandenburg.

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

Similar surnames: Balter, Balser, Belter, Bester, Balmer, Elster, Easter, Malter

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Balster Family Origin

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Balster Family Occupations

What did your Balster ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Balster family was Painter. Carpenter, Coachman Domestic and Domestic Work were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Balster. The most common Balster occupation in the UK was Carpenter. 17% of Balster's were Carpenters.

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  • Carpenter

  • Coachman Domestic

  • Domestic Work

  • Painter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Balster ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Balster Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Balster. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Balster 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 785 immigration records available for the last name Balster. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 860 military records available for the last name Balster. For the veterans among your Balster ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Balster Life Expectancy

What is the average Balster lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Balster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Balster in 1955 was 54, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Balster

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Balster ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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