Bastion Family History

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Bastion Name Meaning

Southern French: from a diminutive of Bastide, a topographic name from Occitan bastide ‘building’ (Late Latin bastita, feminine singular or neuter plural past participle of bastire ‘to build’, of Germanic origin). The term was used in particular for a number of small fortified villages that were established in the 13th and 14th centuries in Gascony and Perigord and inhabited by free citizens.

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

Similar surnames: Bastin, Bastien, Bastian, Austin, Baston, Mastin, Bustin, Gaston

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Bastion Family Origin

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Bastion Family Occupations

What did your Bastion ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Coal Miner and Footmans Wife were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bastion. A less common occupation for the Bastion family was Formerly Innkeeper. The most common Bastion occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 13% of Bastion's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Footmans Wife

  • Formerly Innkeeper


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Bastion Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Bastion. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bastion 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 438 immigration records available for the last name Bastion. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Bastion. For the veterans among your Bastion ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bastion Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Bastion life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Bastion in 1953 was 56, and 85 in 2004.

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