Bast Family History

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Bast Name Meaning

German: from a short form of the personal name Sebastian. French: from bast ‘saddle pad for a beast of burden’, hence perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such saddles or more probably a derogatory nickname.

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

Similar surnames: Best, Bass, Last, Ast, Basa, Gast, Baust, Bost, Bas, Mast

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Bast Family Origin

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Bast Family Occupations

What did your Bast ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Bill Poster, Bill Poster & News Agent and Bricklayers Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bast. The most common Bast occupation in the UK was Bill Poster. 25% of Bast's were Bill Posters. A less common occupation for the Bast family was Steelpen Grinder.

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  • Bill Poster

  • Bill Poster & News Agent

  • Bricklayers Laborer

  • Steelpen Grinder


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

Bast Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Bast. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bast 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Bast. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Bast. For the veterans among your Bast ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bast Life Expectancy

What is the average Bast lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Bast life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Bast in 1951 was 53, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bast

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bast 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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