Bastian Family History

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Bastian Name Meaning

German and French: from a short form of the personal name Sebastian.

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

Similar surnames: Bastien, Bostian, Bastin, Sebastian, Astin, Bastion, Bassin, Paustian

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Bastian Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bastian name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bastian. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Bastian Family Origin

Where is the Bastian family from?

Bastian Family Occupations

What did your Bastian ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bastian occupation in the UK was Fisherman. 10% of Bastian's were Fishermans. Fisherman, Housekeeper and Tin Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bastian. A less common occupation for the Bastian family was Annuitant.

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  • Fisherman

  • Housekeeper

  • Tin Miner

  • Annuitant


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

Bastian Historical Records

What Bastian family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Bastian. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bastian 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Bastian. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Bastian. For the veterans among your Bastian ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bastian Life Expectancy

What is the average Bastian lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bastian life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Bastian in 1944 was 34, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bastian

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bastian 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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