Oast Family History

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Oast Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Oest, Last, Mast, Ost, Ast, Gast, East, Rast, Nast, Hast

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Oast Family Origin

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Oast Family Occupations

What did your Oast ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Oast. 14% of Oast men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Oast women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oast were Painter and Pastemstress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Lawyer
  • Painter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Machine Operator
  • Maid
  • Pastemstress

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Oast Historical Records

What Oast family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 872 census records available for the last name Oast. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oast 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 60 immigration records available for the last name Oast. 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 Oast. For the veterans among your Oast ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oast Life Expectancy

What is the average Oast lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Oast life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Oast in 1960 was 58, and 93 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oast

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oast 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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