Gast Family History

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Gast Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a stranger or newcomer to a community, Middle High German gast ‘foreigner’, ‘guest’, ‘stranger’, German Gast. German and Swiss German: from a short form of a personal name Gastolf, or Alemannic from the personal name Arbogast. French: topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of waste land, Old French gast.

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

Similar surnames: Gass, Ast, Gust, Gant, Last, Mast, Kast, Nast, Gatt, Bast

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Gast Family Origin

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Gast Family Occupations

What did your Gast ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Annuitant, Baptist Minister Spencer Place Chapel and Brick (Maker) Lab were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gast. The most common Gast occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 11% of Gast's were Annuitants. A less common occupation for the Gast family was Farm Lab.

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  • Annuitant

  • Baptist Minister Spencer Place Chapel

  • Brick (Maker) Lab

  • Farm Lab


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

Gast Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Gast. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gast 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 Gast. 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 Gast. For the veterans among your Gast ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gast Life Expectancy

What is the average Gast lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gast life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gast in 1944 was 27, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gast

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gast 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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