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Sebastian Family History

Sebastian Name Meaning
German, Spanish (Sebastián), and southern French (Sébastian): from the personal name Sebastian, Latin Sebastianus. This was originally an ethnic name meaning ‘man from Sebastia’, a city in Pontus named from Greek sebastos ‘revered’ (the Greek equivalent of Augustus). This surname is also sometimes born by Jews, presumably as an adoption of the German surname.

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

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Name Distribution of Sebastian Families

  • Number of Sebastian families
     43 - 83
     15 - 42
     1 - 14
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Sebastian families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Sebastian last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Sebastian Family Origin

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Sebastian Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Sebastian

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Sebastian Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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