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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

What did your Astor ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Astor family was County Assessor. 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.

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  • Baggage Man R. R.

    8%
  • Brewer

    8%
  • Cook

    8%
  • County Assessor

    8%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Astor ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Astor Historical Records

What Astor family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Astor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Astor census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Astor

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Astor. 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 Card

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

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Astor Life Expectancy

What is the average Astor lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Astor

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Astor ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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