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

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  • Annuitant

    11%
  • Baptist Minister Spencer Place Chapel

    11%
  • Brick (Maker) Lab

    11%
  • Farm Lab

    11%

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

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Gast Historical Records

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Gast Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gast

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