Cast Family History

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Cast Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Kast. English (Essex, Kent): possibly a nickname from Norman caste ‘chaste’, ‘virtuous’ (from Old French chaste). Possibly an altered spelling of French Caste, cognate with 2.

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

Similar surnames: Case, Cost, Gast, Cart, Catt, Last, Cash, Call, Cap, Coast

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Cast Family Origin

Where is the Cast family from?

Cast Family Occupations

What did your Cast ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Cast family was Agr Lab. The most common Cast occupation in the UK was Labourer. 10% of Cast's were Labourers. Labourer, Groom and Laundress were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cast.

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  • Labourer

  • Groom

  • Laundress

  • Agr Lab


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

Cast Historical Records

What Cast family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Cast. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cast 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 987 immigration records available for the last name Cast. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Cast. For the veterans among your Cast ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cast Life Expectancy

What is the average Cast lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Cast life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Cast in 1955 was 55, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cast

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cast 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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