Astor Name Meaning

Southern French and German: from Occitan astor ‘goshawk’ (from Latin acceptor, variant of accipiter ‘hawk’), used as a nickname characterizing a predacious or otherwise hawklike man. The name was taken to southwestern Germany by 17th-century Waldensian refugees from their Alpine valleys above Italian Piedmont. English: variant spelling of Aster.

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


Similar surnames: Pastor, Aster, Sartor, Ast, Cantor, Aylor, Sutor, Paster, Auton

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Astor Family Origin

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Astor Family Occupations

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  • Baggage Man R. R.

    8%
  • Brewer

    8%
  • Cook

    8%
  • County Assessor

    8%

In 1880, the most common Astor occupation in the USA was Baggage Man R. R.. 8% of Astor's were Baggage Man R. R.s. Baggage Man R. R., Brewer and Cook were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Astor. A less common occupation for the Astor family was County Assessor.

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Astor Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, Astor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Astor in 1952 was 26, and 67 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Astor

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