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Kastner Family History

Kastner Name Meaning
German (also Kästner): from Middle High German kastner, kestner, an occupational name for the steward of a granary (kornkasten) and hence, since general taxation developed from taxes on grain, a steward or treasurer responsible for financial matters at a court, monastery, or other institution.German (also Kästner) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a joiner or furniture maker, from South German Kasten ‘box’, ‘chest’. Compare Kistner.

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

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Name Distribution of Kastner Families

  • Number of Kastner families
     63 - 124
     22 - 62
     1 - 21
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Kastner families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Kastner last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Kastner Family Origin

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Kastner Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Kastner

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Kastner Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Kastner Civil War Service Records

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