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Aster Family History

Aster Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German agelster ‘magpie’, which was known especially in the Middle Ages for mischievous tricks. English: perhaps a variant of Easter.

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


Similar surnames: Oster, Easter, Ester, Astor, Kaster, Master, Asker, Asper, Hastert

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Where is the Aster family from?

You can see how Aster families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Aster family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Aster families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Aster family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Aster's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Aster families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Aster surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Aster ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Aster. 25% of Aster men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Aster women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Aster were Farm Laborer and Servant.

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    20%
  • Seamstress
    16%
  • Clerk
    16%
  • Servant
    12%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Aster. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Aster census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 916 immigration records available for the last name Aster. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Aster. For the veterans among your Aster ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Aster lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Aster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Aster in 1962 was 81, and 82 in 2004.

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