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Galster Family History

Galster Name Meaning
German and Swiss German: nickname for a trickster, from Middle High German galster ‘deceit’, also, in Swabia, ‘magpie’, and in this sense it may have been a nickname for a pilferer or petty thief.

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

17,049 Historical Documents with Galster on Ancestry.com
4,943 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,076 Military Records
493 Immigration Records
2,589 Census and Voter Lists
6,948 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Galster Families

  • Number of Galster families
     11 - 20
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Galster families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Galster last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Galster census records

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Galster Family Origin

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Galster Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Galster

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Galster Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Galster census records

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Galster Civil War Service Records

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