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Astor Family History

Astor Name Meaning
Southern French and German: from Occitan astor ‘goshawk’ (from Latin acceptor, variant of accipiter ‘hawk’), used as a nickname characterizing a predacious or otherwise hawklike man. The name was taken to southwestern Germany by 17th-century Waldensian refugees from their Alpine valleys above Italian Piedmont.English: variant spelling of Aster.

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

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Name Distribution of Astor Families

  • Number of Astor families
     12 - 21
     5 - 11
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Astor families
     8 - 13
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Astor last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Astor census records

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Astor Family Origin

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Astor Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Astor

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Astor Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Astor census records

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Astor Civil War Service Records

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