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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 and Jewish (Ashkenazic) (also Kästner): metonymic occupational name for a joiner or furniture maker from South German Kasten ‘box chest’. Compare Castner Kaestner and Kistner .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Kaster, Kasner, Kostner, Kistner, Kantner, Kettner, Castner, Kassner

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Where is the Kastner family from?

You can see how Kastner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kastner family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Kastner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Kastner family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Kastner's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Kastner families in 1840.
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What did your Kastner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kastner. 14% of Kastner men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Kastner women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kastner were Clerk and Secretary. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    14%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Secretary
    6%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Kastner. For the veterans among your Kastner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kastner lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Kastner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Kastner in 1940 was 61, and 80 in 2004.

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