Ast Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German ast ‘knot (in wood)’, ‘branch’, hence a nickname for a tough or awkward individual or a metonymic occupational name for a lumberjack. North German: occupational name, from Middle Low German arste ‘physician’, a variant of Arzt. Southern French: from Occitan ast ‘pike or lance’, probably an occupational name for a maker of these weapons.

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


Similar surnames: Last, Gast, Abt, Nast, Mast, Bast, Ost, Asp, Ash, Axt

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Ast Family Origin

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Ast Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Butcher

    7%
  • Keeps House

    7%
  • Barber

    3%

In 1880, the most common Ast occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Ast's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ast family was Barber. Farmer, Butcher and Keeps House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ast.

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Ast Historical Records

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Ast Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1959 and 2004, Ast life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Ast in 1959 was 50, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ast

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