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Chastain Family History

Chastain Name Meaning
French: from Old French castan(h) ‘chestnut tree’ (Latin castanea), hence a topographic name for someone living near a particular chestnut tree or group of them, or possibly a nickname for someone with chestnut-colored hair.

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

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57,661 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
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862 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Chastain Families

  • Number of Chastain families
     127 - 252
     43 - 126
     1 - 42
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Chastain families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Chastain last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Chastain Family Origin

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Chastain Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Chastain

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Chastain Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Chastain census records

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Chastain Civil War Service Records

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